DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Acts 3:19, “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Chloe G.

  1. Please welcome Carter W. shadowing today with Spencer D. and Connor D. with Ryan R.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders will meet for lunch in the Bio room.
  3. SEMO will visit during lunches today.
  4. The prom committee will meet on Monday during break in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  5. Wednesday is an 8:00AM START DAY for Ash Wednesday.  We will be on a regular M,T,TH,F 8am bell schedule.
  6. Spring sports pictures will be taken after school next Thursday.  Be sure to have your uniforms, shoes, gear here on that day.
  7. The Kapelle choral group from Concordia University, Chicago will be here next Saturday to perform in our Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  The concert is free. If your family wants to house a member or members of the choir, please call the school office to let us know.
  8. The LuHi Drama Department presents it’s Spring Musical, “It’s Nice Work If You Can Get It,” on Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd at 7pm and on Sunday, March 24th at 2pm.  Tickets are now on sale in the school office.
  9. Upcoming March post-high school organization visits:  Wed., Mar. 6 - Air National Guard; Tues., Mar. 12 - Army; and Thurs., Mar. 28 - LLCC.

Employment Opportunities:

The State of Illinois, Environmental Protection Agency, is hiring students for summer employment.  Application deadline is March 6th. See the posting on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.

Seno Formal Wear has part-time positions perfect for after schools and weekends. You must be at least 16 years old to apply in the store.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Luke 17:3-4, “So watch yourselves.  ‘If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.  Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.’”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Lunch Servers:  1st Lunch - Britta & Aleah;  2nd Lunch - Lauren & Zach

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Jakob S.

  1. Please welcome Elijah O. shadowing today with Kiersten.
  2. Basketball and Cheer yard signs must be picked up today from the bench by Coach McCulley’s office or they will be discarded.
  3. For those who ordered BBQ Dinners from the boys basketball team, pick up is tonight in the cafeteria from 4-6pm.
  4. Leadership Team Leaders will meet for lunch tomorrow in the Bio room.
  5. Members of Concordia University’s, The Kapelle, require housing while in Springfield for their March 9th concert at LuHi.  If your family is interested in hosting one or more members of the choral group, please contact the LuHi office at 546-6363.
  6. Only 2 days left to sign up to save a life.  The Bloodmobile will be here Friday from 8:30-11:00am.  Sign up in the office. You must be at least 16 years old and all 16 year olds must have a signed parent permission slip.   Those who can’t donate can still help by baking cookies for those who do.
  7. The Girls Softball team is selling Java Joe’s gourmet coffees, cookie dough, and fudge until March 8th.  Please see a softball player to order.

Scholastic Bowl Update:

Congratulations to the Varsity Scholastic Bowl team on their MSM Conference victory last night!  The team swept the 3 matches last night, 490 to 220, 500 to 310, and 490 to 230, to claim the MSM Conference trophy.  IHSA Regional play begins on Monday at New Berlin beginning at 4:30pm.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV Boys Basketball vs. Cornerstone Christian Academy - 7:15pm at Hartsburg Jr/Sr High School

Service Hour Opportunity:

We need cookies for those who donate blood this Friday.  2 dozen cookies equal 1 service hour. Cookies and the service hour form are due in the office before the 8am bell Friday morning.

Summer Employment Opportunity:

The State of Illinois, Environmental Protection Agency, is hiring high school and college students for summer employment.  Application submission deadline is March 6th. See the posting on the bulletin board in the Learning Commons.

 

***Update:  There is a Junior Prom Committee meeting tomorrow morning, Wed. 2/27/19, at 8:30am in Ms. Ericson's room***

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Matthew 6:14-15, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Nachos/Tacos with toppings, Rice Krispie Treat, and Lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Izayah H.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the VARSITY members of the Scholastic Bowl team at 2:55pm today for their MSM Conference meet.
  2. Basketball and Cheer yard signs must be picked up from the bench by Coach McCulley’s office by Wednesday or they will be discarded.
  3. SEMO will visit Thursday during lunch.
  4. Members of Concordia University’s, The Kapelle, require housing while in Springfield for their March 9th concert at LuHi.  If your family is interested in hosting one or more members of the choral group, please contact the LuHi office at 546-6363.
  5. The Bloodmobile will be here Friday from 8:30-11:00am.  Sign up for a time in the school office. You must be at least 16 years old to donate and all 16 year olds must have a signed parent permission slip to participate.
  6. Upcoming Shopper’s Blessings order dates: Monday, March 4th and then cash & carry only during the week of March 11th.
  7. Camp CILCA summer camp flyers are in the office or view their website at www.cilca.org.  The early registration discount ends March 31st.
  8. No Honor Cards were awarded this week.  If you have questions about why you did not receive an honor card, please see Mrs. Hennig.

Tonight’s Activities:

Varsity Scholastic Bowl team at Waverly High School for the MSM Conference Championship meet - 4:30pm.  Bus leaves promptly at 3:00pm!

Service Hour Opportunity:

LuHi Bakers, fire up your ovens for service hours.  The blood drive is this Friday and we need cookies for those who donate.  2 dozen cookies equal 1 service hour. Cookies and the service hour form to sign for them are due in the office first thing Friday morning.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 25, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Forgiveness

Bible Verse:  Colossians 3:13, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Nachos/Tacos with toppings, Rice Krispie Treat, and Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45 today.
  2. Class meetings during break today.   Freshmen meet in the gym; Sophomores to Mrs. Gibler’s room; Juniors to Mr. Schorfheide’s music room; and Seniors to Mrs. Devine’s room.
  3. Blackburn College will be here today during lunch and SEMO on Thursday.
  4. Softball will have a meeting today at 4:00pm at Calvary instead of practice.  The first practice will be tomorrow.
  5. The Girls Softball team is selling Java Joe’s gourmet coffees, cookie dough, and fudge until March 8th.  Please see a softball player to order.
  6. The Bloodmobile will be here on Friday from 8:30-11:00am.  Sign up for a time in the school office. You must be at least 16 years old to donate and all 16 year olds must have a signed parent permission slip, available in the school office, to participate.
  7. The Kapelle, Concordia Chicago's traveling Choral Ensemble, will be performing at Lutheran High on Saturday, March 9th.  The choir members require housing while in Springfield.  If you are interested in being a host family to one or more members of the group, please contact the Lutheran High office at 546-6363. 

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl at Athens vs. Riverton & Athens - 5:00pm.  Bus leaves at 4:20pm

Auction meeting at 6pm in the cafeteria

Board Meeting - 7pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Compass for Kids, a Springfield non-profit organization serving at-risk youth in Springfield, is looking for volunteers for their school-year programs.  There is a flyer posted in the Learning Commons.

Employment Opportunity:

Seno Formal Wear has 3 part-time positions we are looking to fill!  The position is perfect for a student, after schools and weekends. Please apply in store. The position includes selling, computer work, and fitting customers.  Needs to be 16 or older!

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 22, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Today’s Lunch Option (if Pre-ordered):  Chick-fil-A

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome...Peter D. shadowing this morning with Sean M. and Bre'Anna S. shadowing with Peyton H.
  2. Orders due TODAY for the Boys Basketball BBQ dinners.
  3. Mandatory parent/player meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the LuHi gym for boys interested in playing baseball.
  4. Class meetings on Monday during break.
  5. Blackburn College will be here on Monday and SEMO on Thursday.
  6. Softball will have a meeting at 4:00pm on Monday at Calvary instead of practice.  The first practice will be on Tuesday.
  7. This is the last day of The “Heart” of National Lutheran Schools Week, and the last day to collect points toward the Clay the Crusader trophy!  Deposit your coins in the jars in the office until the end of 2nd lunch; Sweetheart Cafe during lunch; Pep Rally games in the gym begin at 2:03 AND it’s human yearbook day - don’t forget to collect signatures - you need at least 15 members of your class to be counted!  Today’s lunch is during SIXTH HOUR as follows:  1st Lunch (after 5th hour class) - Astronomy, World History, AP English, Anatomy/Physiology, and Art Fundamentals; 2nd Lunch (after 6th hour class) - Algebra, Spanish 1, Religion 10/11, Study Hall, PE, and Speech/Drama.

Here are the current class standings:

Class Spirit Competition points are as follows:

Freshmen have 98 Points in fourth place

Sophomores have 146 points in third place

Juniors have 162 points in second place

Seniors have 188 points in first place

Penny Wars Points are as follows:

Freshmen have 280 points in first place

Sophomores have 240 points second place

Juniors have -717 points in fourth place

Seniors have -341 points in third place

As of yesterday, we’ve raised $39.41 in the penny war.  All coins must be turned into Mr. Bulava after lunches. Score updates will be announced during the pep assembly today. Come prepared to volunteer for your class in the following games: Mummy wrapping, the Plunger race, Knockout, and Spuds. Games will have separate boys and girls competitions.

Tonight’s Activities:

NONE

Saturday’s Activities:

JV Boys @ Hartsburg Tourney vs. Greenview - 12:45pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Rebekah G., in Astronomy and Physics for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Senior Hank H., in Astronomy for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Junior Lauren K., in Spanish for consistent positive attitude, and excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Freshman Lili C., in Algebra for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Also nominated were:  Jack H. with PE partner Peyton H. and Patrick V.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Senior Savannah S. for Student Council.  Savannah demonstrated excellent participation and leadership; helped count coins for the Penny Wars.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The entire boys basketball program, Freshmen, JV and Varsity, for a great season.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A, $5 meal, $5 extra sandwich

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Leah Q.

  1. Teachers, please take Chick-fil-A orders today after announcements.
  2. Any student helping out with tonight’s Open House, please be here at 6:15pm and meet Mrs. Wilson in the chapel.  Thank you.
  3. Speaking of Open House, ALL items need to be off the tops of the lockers by 3rd hour.  Any items left on the tops of the lockers will be discarded. And before you leave tonight, all lockers need to be closed and locked.
  4. The Boys Basketball BBQ Dinners To Go orders are due tomorrow!  See a boys basketball team member to place your order.
  5. Boys interested in playing baseball have a mandatory parent/player meeting tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the LuHi gym.
  6. The Girls Softball team is selling Java Joe’s gourmet coffees, cookie dough, and fudge until March 8th.  Please see a softball player to order.
  7. Shopper’s Blessings order dates are Monday, Feb 25th and March 4th, then cash & carry only during the week of March 11th.
  8. Class meetings will be held on Monday during break.
  9. The Central Illinois Bloodmobile will be at LuHi on Friday, March 1st from 8:30-11:00am.  Sign up in the school office. You must be at least 16 years old to donate and all 16 year olds must have a signed parent permission slip, available in the school office, to participate.
  10. Penny Wars continue; Sweetheart Cafe during lunches;  the younger Trinity students will attend Chapel with us today; and tomorrow, we are on the “hour-long end of day assembly” schedule for Pep Rally games AND it’s Human Yearbook day.  Don’t forget to bring a shirt to collect signatures - you need at least 15 members of your class to sign to be counted!

Here are the current class standings for the Spirit Competition this week. Remember the class with the highest points in Penny Wars earns 100 points for the class Competition.

*Freshmen are in 4th place in the Spirit Competition with 83 points and in 1st place in Penny Wars with  -49 Points. If Penny Wars ended today they would be in third place overall.

*Sophomores are in 3rd place in the Spirit Competition with 115 points and in 4th place in Penny Wars with -89 points. They are currently in fourth place overall.

*Juniors are in 2nd place in the Spirit Competition with 121 points and in 2nd place in Penny Wars with -54 points. Juniors are currently in first place overall.

*Seniors are in 1st place in the Spirit Competition with 137 points and in 3rd place in Penny Wars with -56 points. If Penny Wars ended today, the Seniors would be in second place overall.

Congrats to Katelyn F. and Jade N. for earning five additional points for their class by being selected by the staff as one of the best dressed for Dad Day.

Girls Basketball Update:

Congratulations to Emily S. and Aryanna H. for making MSM All-Conference 1st Team, and Delaney S. for making MSM All-Conference 2nd Team. Proud of you all and your efforts this season.

The girls basketball banquet will be this Sunday the 24th at OS from 2:00-4:00. Any player who has not yet turned in their uniform, please bring it with you to the banquet.

Tonight’s Activities:

Open House for Prospective Students - 6:30-8:00pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Compass for Kids, a Springfield non-profit organization serving at-risk youth in Springfield, is looking for volunteers for their school-year programs.  There is a flyer posted in the Learning Commons.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Psalm 56:3, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A, $5 meal, $5 extra sandwich

  1. Honor Card applications are due in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:05pm today.
  2. We are loading a fan bus for tonight’s IHSA regional basketball game.  Sign up in the office by the end of 6th hour. Cost is $2 per person (plus bring money for admission (which is $5) and concessions).  Then meet in the gym lobby no later than 4:45pm. And remember, it’s a BLACK OUT!
  3. Leadership Team Leaders will host a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  Orders taken tomorrow after announcements.
  4. The Boys Basketball teams are selling BBQ Dinners To Go for $8 through THIS Friday!  See a boys basketball team member to order your dinner today! Pick up is next Wed., February 27th from 4-6pm in the LuHi cafeteria.
  5. The Girls Softball team is selling Java Joe’s gourmet coffees, cookie dough, and fudge until March 8th.  Please see a softball player to order.
  6. Any boys interested in playing baseball, there is a mandatory parent/player meeting THIS Friday, February 22nd at 6 p.m. in the LuHi gym.
  7. Register for this year’s 30th Annual LuHi Dinner Auction by Friday, March 8th to take advantage of the early bird ticket prices.  Prices go up $10 each beginning March 9th! Students, remember to donate to your class’ basket!
  8. Penny Wars continue;  remember the Sweetheart Cafe during lunches;  Trinity students will join us again for Chapel tomorrow; and Friday, we are on “hour-long end of day assembly” schedule for Pep Rally games.  Remaining theme dress days are: TOMORROW: Country Club vs. Country Hick Day and FRI: Human Yearbook Day.

Here are the current point standings of the Class Spirit and Penny War competitions from yesterday:

Freshmen: 40 points and 0 Penny War Points

Sophomores: 53 points and -30 Penny War Points

Juniors: 68 points and -10 Penny War Points

Seniors: 74 points and 11 Penny War Points

        Keep up the good work.  Clay the Crusader is up for grabs!

  1. Class meetings will be held on Monday - Freshmen in the gym, Sophomores in Mrs. Gibler’s room, Juniors in Mr. Schorfheide’s room, and Seniors in Mrs. Devine’s room.

Scholastic Bowl Update:

With two full teams, the Crusaders came to play dominating both Lincolnwood and Waverly.  The Varsity won its first match by 120 while the 2nd match and both JV matches were won by 200 points or more! The Scholastic Bowl teams play again on Monday in Athens on the road to the MSM Conference Championship on Tuesday.  Congrats, teams!

Tonight’s Activities:

Musical Rehearsal - 4-6pm

Tonight’s Scholastic Bowl matches have been CANCELLED

Varsity Boys Basketball - IHSA Regionals vs. Triopia - 6:00pm @ Mason City.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Trust

Bible Verse:  Psalm 9:10, “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Pasta with Alfredo Sauce, Green Beans, White Cake, and Lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A, $5 meal, $5 extra sandwich

Happy Birthday today to:   Junior Ashleigh F.

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the Scholastic Bowl team at 2:55pm today.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due today by 11:45am.
  3. MacMurray College will be here today during lunch.
  4. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until tomorrow at 3:05pm.
  5. Leadership Team Leaders will host a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  Orders taken Thursday after announcements.
  6. The Boys Basketball teams are selling BBQ Dinners To Go for $8 through THIS Friday!  See a boys basketball team member to order your dinner today! Pick up is next Wed., February 27th from 4-6pm in the LuHi cafeteria.
  7. Welcome to Heart Week and National Lutheran Schools Week!!  This is a week of fun, celebration, and class comradery. Penny Wars start today.  Coins may be added to jars ONLY before & after school or in between classes. You are not to enter a supervisor’s classroom to deposit coins during class time.  All money collected this week goes to the American Heart Association - after all, it is The “Heart” of National Lutheran Schools Week! Students from Trinity will be joining us for Chapel this week, please make them feel welcome.  The Sweetheart Cafe will be open during lunches. Friday, we are on the hour-long end of day assembly schedule for Pep Rally games. Please see the schedules posted around the building. And, remaining theme dress days this week are:  TOMORROW: Dad Day, THURS: Country Club vs. Country Hick Day, and FRI: Signing Day. Have fun this week, participate as class teams to collect points, and let’s see who has the class & school spirit to claim Clay the Crusader!

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl @ Lincolnwood - 4:00pm.  Bus leaves at 2:55pm.

Crusader Aider meeting - 6:30pm in the Cafeteria

Boys Basketball Update:

With a slow start, the boys come out with a nice win over the Greenview Bulldogs. Senior Hank H. lead the way with 21 points, followed by Sophomore Nikko B. with 15 points, and Junior J.T. W. with 14 points. Next up is #1 Triopia on Wednesday.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 15, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Psalm 4:8, “In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Pasta with Alfredo Sauce, Green Beans, White Cake and Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday on Saturday to:   Senior Andrew U.

  1. Leadership teams will meet in the same rooms as last week.  The room assignments are still posted around the building if you need a reminder.
  2. Music students need to go to the music room right after leadership, and students who have grandparents coming today need to meet in the Chapel Lobby after leadership in order to greet your grandparents and walk them into the Chapel.
  3. Register for this year’s 30th Annual LuHi Dinner Auction by March 8th to take advantage of the early bird ticket prices.  Prices go up beginning March 9th!
  4. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due on Tuesday by 11:45am.
  5. MacMurray College will be here on Tuesday during lunch.
  6. The Heart of National Lutheran Schools Week is next week.   Fire up that school and class spirit over the long weekend and get ready to earn class points!  The Penny War starts Tuesday. During lunches and breaks, Student Council will open the Sweetheart Cafe - selling not so heart healthy snacks.  And all week long are dress up days:  TUES: PJ Day, WED: Dad Day, THURS: Country Club vs. Country Hick Day, and FRI:  Signing Day. And on Friday, pep rally games to rack up the last of the points! Let’s see who claims Clay the Crusader.

Tonight’s Activities:

Musical Rehearsal - 4-6pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Athens - 6:00pm

Trinity Boys Tournament using the gym this weekend

Saturday’s Activities:

Varsity Scholastic Bowl at New Berlin (Tournament) - 8:30am.  Bus leaves at 7:10AM SHARP.

JV Boys @ Edinburg Tourney - 1:30pm

Trinity Boys Tournament using the gym this weekend

Monday’s Activities:

No School - Presidents’ Day - Remember the lives and works of Presidents Lincoln and Washington on your day off!

Musical Rehearsal - 10am-1pm

Varsity Boys Basketball at IHSA Regionals vs. Greenview @ Mason City - 7:00pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Izayah H., in Geometry, for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test; and in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and leadership.  He is a great leader and example to his peers.

Senior Brandon W., in Brit Lit, for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework

Junior Adam W., in Spanish, for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Freshman Christian S., in Geometry and on his Biology presentation, for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Also nominated were:  Lauren K., Nikko B., Patrick V., Jennifer P., and Lili C.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Josh M., boys basketball, for his positive attitude, good work ethic, hustle, and tough defense for the JV team.  

Sophomore Nikko B., boys basketball, for really stepping up on both ends of the floor when we needed him Tuesday night to help win the MSM conference outright.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Isaiah 32:18, “My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.”

Today’s FREE Treat at Lunch:  I Love You Sundae Bar hosted by the LuHi Crusader Aiders!!

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Melany E.

  1. Sophomore Grace H. and Senior Katelyn F. participated in the Illinois Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition at the Hoogland Center for the Arts yesterday afternoon.  18 students from 10 local high schools competed in this event. Although the girls did not advance to the state level, Lutheran High School was represented well by both Grace and Kate!
  2. Concordia University, River Forest will visit today during lunch.
  3. Leadership Team Leaders are NOT meeting in the Bio room for lunch, but see Mrs. Hennig after chapel.  Leaders will also be delivering Valentine Cookie/Candy Grams during lunch.
  4. EVERYONE needs to listen to the following announcement….Tomorrow is Grandparents’ Day!  Students...clean up lockers and be prepared for our visitors beginning at 10:55am.  Please let your grandparents know to park in the WEST parking lot tomorrow. Then, all students need to park in the EAST parking lot.  Faculty and staff need to park as far south and west as possible in the west lot or park in the gravel lot to make room for our guests.
  5. MacMurray College will be here on Tuesday during lunch.
  6. Heart Week and National Lutheran Schools Week is next week.  This is a time of school spirit and friendly class competition toward winning the Clay the Crusader trophy!  Please see the flyers posted around the building for details. There will be a Penny War with collection containers in Mrs. McCulley’s office (freshmen), Mrs. Gibler’s room (sophomores), Mr. Schorfheide’s room (juniors), and Mrs. Devine’s room (seniors). See the flyers for how the “War” works and the class points involved.  During lunches and breaks, Student Council will host the Sweetheart Cafe - selling not so heart healthy snacks.  Friday will bring a pep rally with various games in which classes can win more points.  And all week long are dress up days as follows: (see the flyers for the descriptions and follow the spirit of the school dress code in planning your outfits!)  TUES: PJ Day, WED: Dad Day, THURS: Country Club vs. Country Hick Day, and FRI: Signing Day (bring a T-shirt for friends to sign - you need at least 15 signatures to collect points!)
  7. Note:  JV Boys Basketball will have NO practice today after school - enjoy your night off!

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Numbers 6:25-26, “The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Tomorrow’s FREE Treat:  I Love You Sundae Bar hosted by the LuHi Crusader Aiders during lunches!!

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Quincy University will visit today during lunch.
  2. At 3:10pm today, Chloe G. will sign her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Kaskaskia Junior College.  Please join her in the Great Hall.
  3. Sophomore Grace H. and Senior Kate F. will represent Lutheran High at the Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition this afternoon at the Hoogland Center for the Arts downtown.  Please wish them well.
  4. Leadership Team Leaders will meet for lunch tomorrow in the Bio room.
  5. Friday is Grandparents’ Day!  This is a dress UP occasion - a day to show off LuHi’s best!  So, let’s clean house by getting everything off and hanging out of lockers, lockers closed and locked, and the hallways free of litter!  For those of you with Grandparents coming, a reminder that the program begins at 10:55am.
  6. Remember your class’ auction basket.  Please let us know you will donate to your basket at SignUpGenius.com.  Donations are due by April 12th.
  7. The Boys Basketball “BBQ Dinner To Go” orders are due by Friday, February 22nd.
  8. Get your reservations in for the 30th Annual LuHi Dinner Auction on April 27th.  The deadline for the $60 ticket price is March 8th.

Scholastic Bowl Update:

The JV and Varsity Scholastic Bowl teams each won both of their matches last night.  For the JV team, Sophomore Hannah G. had 9 toss ups, while on the Varsity team, Senior David L. had 17 and Senior Matthew B. had 9 toss ups.

Boys Basketball Update:

The boys traveled to South County for an MSM match up. The JV boys won a thriller in overtime and the Varsity held off South County to go 7-0 in the conference and winning the Conference Championship!  Congrats boys for all your hard work!

Tonight’s Activities:

Musical rehearsal - 4-6pm

JV Boys Basketball at Edinburg Tournament vs. North Mac - 8:00pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Psalm 29:11, “The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Nachos/tacos with toppings, chocolate cake and lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Today is the last day to order your cookie and candy-grams at lunch.  Leadership Team Leaders will deliver the orders on Thursday during lunches.
  2. Mr. Bulava needs to see the Student Council Heart Week committee and executive board immediately after school today.
  3. Senior Yearbook Portraits are tomorrow morning from 7:30-8:50am.  Make sure you know your assigned time and that you are here 10-15 minutes earlier.
  4. The Central Illinois Bloodmobile will be back at LuHi on Friday, March 1st from 8:30-11:00am.  A sign up sheet is in the school office. You must be at least 16 years old to donate and all 16 year olds must have a signed parent permission slip, available in the school office, to participate.
  5. The following colleges will be visiting during lunches in February:  Quincy University tomorrow, Concordia University, River Forest on Thursday, MacMurray College on Feb. 19th, Blackburn College on Feb. 25th, and SEMO on Feb. 28th.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks before school tomorrow morning.

Scholastic Bowl Update:

Congrats to the JV team who went 50/50 on the night winning a nail biter against Warrensburg on the final question, and to the Varsity team who won 2 and also lost a close one to Warrensburg.  Hat's off to Jake and David, getting 9 toss ups each for the night.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl at Auburn - 4:30pm vs. Auburn and Illini Central - Bus leaves at 3:50

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Franklin High School - 6:00pm

Crusader Aider meeting RESCHEDULED to Feb 19th at 6:30pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 11, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Peace

Bible Verse:  Leviticus 26:6, “‘I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid.’”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Nachos/tacos with toppings, chocolate cake and lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. NHS will meet during break today in Mrs. Quigg’s room.   Class meetings will be during break on Feb. 25th
  2. Leadership Team Leaders will be selling cookie and candy-grams at lunch through tomorrow to be delivered on Valentine's Day.
  3. Senior Yearbook Portraits are Wednesday from 7:30-8:50am.  Time assignments were emailed home on Friday. Please check your assigned time and be here 10-15 min in advance to prepare for your portrait.
  4. Wednesday at 3:10, Chloe G. will sign her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Kaskaskia Junior College.  Please join her in the Great Hall.
  5. Crusader Aiders is again hosting their FREE “I Love You Sundae” bar for lunch on Valentine’s Day this Thursday.  As you get your sundae, be sure to thank these wonderful servants for all they do for LuHi!
  6. Remember to use the LuHi Auction SignUpGenius form we sent by email to inform us of your donation to your class basket.  Items are due by April 12th in the school office.
  7. The Boys Basketball teams are currently selling BBQ dinners to go.  The $8 meal consists of: BBQ pork sandwich, potato salad, baked beans, and a cookie.  Orders are due by February 22nd and pick up is February 27th from 4-6pm in the LuHi cafeteria.  See a boys basketball team member to order.
  8. The following colleges will be visiting during lunches in February:  Quincy University on Feb 13th, Concordia University, River Forest on Feb. 14th, MacMurray College on Feb. 19th, Blackburn College on Feb. 25th, and SEMO on Feb. 28th.

Boys Basketball Update:

The JV and Varsity teams both picked up conference wins on Friday night vs. Mt. Olive.  The Varsity boys are undefeated in conference and take on their last conference opponent, the South County Vipers, on Tuesday night.

Tonight’s Activities:

Musical Rehearsal - *TIME CHANGE* - 3:15-5:15

Scholastic Bowl at PORTA - 5:00pm vs. PORTA, A-C Central, and Warrensburg-Latham

JV Boys Tournament @ Edinburg - 5:00pm

Auction Meeting - 6pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 8, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Authority

Bible Verse:  1 Peter 2:13, “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution...”

Today’s Lunch:  Chick-fil-A

Tuesday’s Lunch:  Nachos/tacos with toppings, chocolate cake and lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Sarah T.

                  on Saturday to:  Senior Laura B.

             and on Sunday to:  Senior Sam G.

  1. For Leadership today, girls and guys will go to different locations as follows:  Girls Teams 1, 2, 12, and 13 to Mrs. Koopman’s room, Teams 3, 4, and 7 to Numbers, Teams 5, 6, and 11 to Joel, and Teams 8, 9, and 10 to Proverbs.  Boys Teams 1 through 4 to Esther, Teams 5, 7, 9, 10, and 11 to Ezra, and Teams 6, 8, 12, and 13 to Revelation. Bring your Bibles with you.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders will be selling cookie and candy-grams at lunch today through next Tuesday to be delivered on Valentine's Day.  Proceeds from this sale, as well as those from this month’s Chick-fil-A, will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. We are thankful for what our veterans and all those who serve in the military do to protect our freedoms!
  3. Reminders for TODAY:

Vei’s signing is at 3:10pm in the great hall

Turn in Grandparents’ Luncheon RSVP cards

See Mrs. McCulley if you want to play Football next school year OR do Bass Fishing this Spring

NHS cinnamon roll winners need to stop by the music room with your winning certificate

  1. NHS will meet during break next Monday in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  2. Auction Class Basket Update:  We’ve received SignUpGenius responses from only 25% of you!  Class baskets are always a highlight of the LuHi Auction. Help make your class’ the best it can be by donating an item.  Go to SignUpGenius.com to indicate that you will contribute to your class basket. Let’s turn that 25% into 100%!!! Items may be dropped off in the school office until April 12th.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Mt. Olive - 6:00pm

Trinity Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament here this weekend

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Julie E. in Analytic Geometry for consistent positive attitude, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, test, consistent positive effort in class or on homework

Junior Emma S. in Spanish for consistent positive attitude, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, test, consistent positive effort in class or on homework

Sophomore Michael B. in PE and Spanish for consistent positive attitude, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, test, consistent positive effort in class or on homework

Freshman Ben W. in Geometry for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, test

Also nominated were:  Brett W., Nikko B., Patrick V., and Adam W.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Girls Cheerleading for the outreach to the Trinity girls cheer team and the hard work involved in having them cheer at the Mt Pulaski game

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Delaney S. in girls basketball.  she had 18 points and 17 rebounds at Metro East Saturday.

Sophomore Isaac G. in boys basketball for his leadership and work ethic. Plus his positive attitude

Seniors Russell C., Hank H., Nick V., and Chris M. in boys basketball for showing care and concern for Jake, showing the real meaning of being a teammate, and that sports is much more than the wins/losses... it’s the friendships and character that is revealed during hard times.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Authority

Bible Verse:  Acts 5:29, “We must obey God rather than men.”

Friday’s Lunch Option (Pre-orders ONLY):  Chick-fil-A

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please take Chick-fil-A lunch orders after announcements today.  
  2. Leadership Team Leaders will meet tomorrow for lunch.
  3. Please be sure to check your Severe Weather room assignment! Assignments are posted in several locations around the school.
  4. Just a reminder that if you are interested in playing Football NEXT school year OR interested in Bass Fishing THIS SPRING, please see Mrs. McCulley by Friday!
  5. Savannah S. will be signing her National Letter of Intent TODAY at 3:15pm to go to St. Ambrose for Lacrosse, and Veiauna H. will be signing her National Letter of Intent TOMORROW at 3:10pm to go to Culver Stockton for Volleyball.  Then, next Wednesday at 3:10, Chloe G. will sign her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Kaskaskia Junior College. Please join these athletes in the Great Hall to support them at this exciting time.
  6. Grandparents’ Luncheon RSVP cards must be returned to the school office by TOMORROW.
  7. All the winners of Mr. Schorfheide's cinnamon rolls from the NHS auction will get them tomorrow.  Please stop by the music room with your winning certificate.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl @ Home vs. Plains and Tri-City - 4:30pm

Frosh Boys Basketball @ New Berlin - 6:00pm

*****Service Hours… LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP!*****

We need help staffing the concession stands and admissions tables at both LuHi and Trinity for THIS WEEKEND’s Trinity Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament AND you’ll earn service hours for your work!  Help is needed THIS Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Please come to the school office TODAY to sign up.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Authority

Bible Verse:  Matthew 28:18,  “‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me’, said Jesus.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Friday’s Lunch Option (Pre-order ONLY):  Chick-fil-A Leadership Lunch, $5 meal, additional sandwiches are $5 each

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome Elijah K. shadowing this afternoon with Freshman Justin K.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders will meet tomorrow for lunch.
  3. Remember to use the LuHi Auction SignUpGenius form we sent by email to inform us of your donation to your class basket.  Items are due by April 12th in the school office. Thank you!
  4. The Boys Basketball teams are currently selling BBQ dinners to go.  The $8 meal consists of: BBQ pork sandwich, potato salad, baked beans, and a cookie.  Orders are due by February 22nd and pick up is February 27th from 4-6pm in the LuHi cafeteria.  See a boys basketball team member to order.

Girls Basketball Update:

The girls lost in regionals last night to a tough Bluffs team.  The girls had a great season, ending 19-12 and finishing the season as MSM Conference Champions.  Thanks for a great year ladies!

*****Service Hour Opportunity:*****

If you need service hours, please listen to the following announcement…..Student assistance is needed this weekend for the Trinity Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament.  Help is needed at both LuHi and Trinity in concessions and admissions all three days. If interested in getting service hours for helping at this event, please see Mrs. Conner in the school office to ask questions or sign up.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Authority

Bible Verse:  Romans 13:1,  “Let every person be subject to the governing authority. For there is no authority except from God and those that exist have been instituted by God.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Oven-fried Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Puppy Chow & Lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

  1. Leadership will sponsor a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  This month’s proceeds will support the Wounded Warrior program.  Orders will be taken on Thursday after announcements.
  2. Savannah S. will be signing her National Letter of Intent on Thursday at 3:15pm to go to St. Ambrose for Lacrosse, and Veiauna H. will be signing her National Letter of Intent on Friday at 3:10pm to go to Culver Stockton for Volleyball.  Please join these athletes in the Great Hall to support them at this exciting time.
  3. Grandparents’ Luncheon is next Friday, Feb. 15th.  All RSVP cards must be returned to the school office by THIS Friday to reserve a seat and meal for you and your grandparents! Any questions, talk to Mrs. Wilson.
  4. Leadership Team Leaders will meet for lunch on Thursday in the Bio room.
  5. NHS will meet during break next Monday in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  6. Remember to access and complete the SignUpGenius request form we sent a couple weeks ago to let us know you will donate to your class basket for the LuHi auction.  Then bring your basket donations to the school office. Thanks to everyone who has already signed up, we are going to have some awesome class baskets at the Blue Tie and Pearl 30th Annual Dinner auction.
  7. The Central Illinois Bloodmobile will be back at LuHi on Friday, March 1st from 8:30-11:00am.  A sign up sheet is in the school office. You must be at least 16 years old to donate and all 16 year olds must have a signed parent permission slip, available in the school office, to participate.
  8. The following colleges will be visiting during lunches in February:  Quincy University on Feb 13th, Concordia University, River Forest on Feb. 14th, Blackburn College on Feb. 25th, and SEMO on Feb. 28th.
  9. All the winners of Mr. Schorfheide's cinnamon rolls from the NHS auction will get them this Friday.  Please come to the music room with your winning certificate.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks before school tomorrow morning.

Tonight’s Activities:

Girls Soccer meeting at 3:20pm, then open gyms tonight, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30

Scholastic Bowl @ Auburn - 5:00pm vs. Auburn, Rochester and Williamsville

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Illini Central - 6:00pm

Education Committee Meeting - 7pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Student assistance is greatly needed this weekend for the Trinity Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament.  Help is needed at both LuHi and Trinity in concessions and admissions all three days. If interested in getting service hours for helping at this event, please see Mrs. Conner in the school office to ask questions or sign up.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, February 4, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Authority

Bible Verse:  Exodus 20:3,  “You shall have no other gods before me.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Oven-fried Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Puppy Chow & Lemonade, $4

Wednesday’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Friday’s Lunch Option (Pre-order ONLY):  Chick-fil-A Leadership Lunch, $5 meal, additional sandwiches are $5 each

Happy Birthday today to:  Juniors Brett D. and Seth I.

  1. Shopper's Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45 today.
  2. Mrs. Hennig will meet with Leadership subcommittees today at break.  Those involved received notification last week.
  3. For those not involved in the leadership subcommittee meetings, Praise Band will meet at the beginning of break today in Mr. Kammerlohr’s classroom.
  4. Congratulations to Mika and Grace H. who advanced to the final round of competition and placed 6th overall in the Humorous Duet Category at the IHSA Regional Speech Competition on Saturday at Belleville West High School.
  5. There will be a meeting tomorrow at 3:20pm for girls interested in playing soccer this spring. We will then have open gyms on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30-4:30.
  6. Do you want to design the cover of the 2018-2019 yearbook? If interested, talk to Laura B. or Amanda M.
  7. Grandparents Luncheon is coming up on February 15th.  Please remember to return RSVP cards to the school office by Friday! Any questions, talk to Mrs. Wilson.
  8. Camp CILCA Summer Camp flyers are available in the school office.  Camp CILCA has camps for students ages 4 years through High School, but they fill up fast.  Early bird discounts available until March 31st. Information is also available on their website, www.cilca.org.

Tonight’s Activities:

Varsity Scholastic Bowl practice - 3:10-4:00pm

Musical rehearsal - 4-6pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, February 1, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Gifts

Bible Verse:  James 1:17,  “Every good and perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Grilled Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Puppy Chow & Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Freshman Sydney B.

  1. We will be on a regular Friday bell schedule today; however, there will be break time after 3rd hour instead of Leadership groups.
  2. Winter sports senior night questionnaires for basketball, cheer, scholastic bowl, and speech are due to Mrs. McCulley ASAP!  Also, ALL seniors in Scholastic Bowl and Speech attending tonight’s Senior Night need to see Mrs. McCulley at the beginning of break time AND you need to be here by 7:00pm tonight to prepare for the celebration.
  3. Grandparents’ Day RSVPs are due in the office no later than Feb. 8th.
  4. LuHi has 2 Prime Time Performer nominees this week.  Congratulations to Senior Hank H. and Junior Emily S.  Go to www.channel1450.com to vote, vote, vote!

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech practice - 3:10-4:00pm

Musical rehearsal - 4-6pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ HOME vs. Mt. Pulaski - 6:15pm  ***Senior Night for Basketball, Cheerleading, Scholastic Bowl & Speech Team***  Also, “Let’s Get Weird” at tonight’s game. Wear fun costumes, weird clothing combinations, etc. to get fired up to support our Crusader teams!

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The LuHi Cheerleaders and Basketball teams for their school spirit, enthusiasm, and rallying the fans during the Calvary game! Great job teams.

Sophomore Kiersten O., girls basketball, for working hard for both teams this year.


DAILY SHIELD

***UPDATE:  There will be NO lunch option at school tomorrow.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING A LUNCH.**

Monday, January 28, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Gifts

Bible Verse:  1 Peter 4:10,  “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Grilled Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Puppy Chow & Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Shopper’s Blessings are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  2. Congratulations to Grace Henderson and Kate Forestier, the winners in the LuHi Poetry Out Loud contest.  They will now perform at the Illinois Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield on Feb. 13th.
  3. Thanks to all of the students, teachers, parents, and staff who contributed to the NHS auction.  Almost $900.00 was raised to be used for future NHS service events.
  4. Speech Team:  Members who are competing at Regionals will practice Tuesday through Friday this week from 3:10-4:00 in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  5. Do you want to design the cover of the 2018-2019 yearbook? A competition is being held to select the yearbook cover and the winner will receive a free yearbook. If interested, talk to Laura B. or Amanda M. or email them at their spiluhi email addresses for more information.
  6. The Army (Active & Reserves) will be here today during lunch.
  7. Winter sports senior night questionnaires are to be completed and returned to Mrs. McCulley by Wednesday.  Seniors in Basketball, Cheerleading, Speech, and Scholastic Bowl will be recognized on Friday between the JV and Varsity basketball games.  Please be here by 7:00pm.


Tonight’s Activities:

Varsity Scholastic Bowl practice - 3:05-4pm

Musical Rehearsal - 4-6pm

JV/V Girls Basketball at HOME vs. Pleasant Plains - 6:15pm

Fresh/Soph ONLY Boys Basketball at Williamsville Jr. High - 6:30pm

Board of Directors’ meeting - 7pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 25, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Faith

Bible Verse:  Romans 10:17,  “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Grilled Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Puppy Chow & Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Freshman Peyton H.

  1. Congratulations to Junior Emili P. who made All-State Honors. This is a very exclusive group!  The ILMEA All-State concert will be held at 3:30pm tomorrow at the Peoria Civic Center. Cost is $5 per person.
  2. Coach Vilayhong will be at tonight’s basketball game to talk to anyone interested in BASEBALL Come support the boys basketball team, but multitask by learning about the Baseball team too!
  3. The Army (Active & Reserves) will be here on Monday during lunch.
  4. Leadership subcommittees will meet during break on Monday in Joel.
  5. Grandparents’ Day RSVPs are due in the office no later than Feb. 8th.
  6. Camp CILCA Summer Camp flyers are available in the school office.  Camp CILCA has camps for students ages 4 years through High School, but they fill up fast.  Early bird discounts available until March 31st. Information is also available on their website, www.cilca.org.

Tonight’s Activities:

Rock Climbing after school

JV/V Boys Basketball @ HOME vs. Calvary - 6:15pm  ** It’s a WHITE OUT. If you purchased a “Rivalry” t-shirt, please wear it tonight.**

Saturday’s Activities:

Musical Rehearsal - Everyone-Choreography - 10am-1pm

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Athens - 2:00pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Auburn - 2:00pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Allison B. in Spanish for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test; and in Religion 9 for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. Allison has consistently participated and contributed to our class since the start of this semester.

Freshman Elizabeth F. in Algebra and in Spanish for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Sophomore Justin I. in English 10 for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework and for faithful church attendance - even when he has to come alone.

Senior Jake M. in Spanish for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework; and in Religion for excellent insights and participation.

Senior Kaci W. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and consistent positive attitude. Coming into PE as a senior, she has an excellent attitude, is always smiling, and is a great leader.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Adam W. in Boys Basketball. He has been overcome with illness this season, but has kept himself dedicated to improving and being there for his team.

The Girls Basketball Team for claiming the MSM Conference Championship after 10 years!   Great job ladies!!

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Faith

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 1:1,  “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Whoa! What? Wait...the NHS auction is tomorrow??  That’s right! Don’t worry, there is still time to get some money together and get ready to have some fun bidding on items.  Proceeds support the work of the National Honor Society.
  2. God’s blessings to Emili Pezall as she participates at the ILMEA All-State Conference tomorrow through Saturday in Peoria. Her concert will be on Saturday at the Peoria Civic Center; however, the concert time will not be known until this afternoon.  Congrats, Emili!
  3. Winter sports senior night questionnaires are being passed out today.  Please complete and return them to Mrs. McCulley by Jan. 30th. Seniors in Basketball, Cheerleading, Speech, and Scholastic Bowl will be recognized on Friday, Feb. 1st between the JV and Varsity basketball games.  Please be here by 7:00pm.
  4. Rock Climbers, reminder that there is rock climbing tomorrow after school.
  5. The Army (Active & Reserves) will be here on Monday during lunch.
  6. CACC hosts an open house tonight from 5-7pm for parents, students, and community members. If you have questions, call CACC at 529-5431.
  7. Leadership subcommittees will meet during break on Monday in Joel.
  8. The pre-ordered orange Hoops for Hope t-shirts are in!  Come to the office to pick them up.

Tonight’s Activities:

Poetry Out Loud Competition - 3:20pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

Speech Team Practice - 3:05-4pm

JV/V Girls Basketball @ HOME vs. Pawnee - 6:15pm   

       ** SENIOR NIGHT** AND **Hoops For Hope Night - Wear your ORANGE t-shirts!!**

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Faith

Bible Verse:  Genesis 24:40,  “He replied, ‘The Lord, before whom I have walked faithfully, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success…’”

Happy Birthday today to:  

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

  1. Please welcome Savannah S. shadowing today with Sophomore Delaney S.
  2. Chloe’s Kaskaskia signing has been postponed.  We will announce the date once it is rescheduled.
  3. Rock Climbers:  See Mr. K to sign up for Friday’s rock climbing.
  4. The NHS auction is this Friday!  If you want to bid on items, have your cash with you.  See you there!
  5. The Army (Active & Reserves) will be here on Monday during lunch.
  6. CACC will host an open house on Thursday from 5-7pm for parents, students and community members. If you have any questions, call CACC at 529-5431.

Boys Basketball Update:

The JV boys fought back from a halftime deficit to beat Carlinville on the road last night, while the varsity boys took a 58-40 win as well.  The boys are back in action on Friday for the “rivalry” game vs. Calvary at home! We still have about 5 small and 5 large “Rivalry” T-shirts left.  If you want one, see Mrs. McCulley. They are $12 each.

Scholastic Bowl Update:

The Scholastic Bowl teams showed their best stuff last night scoring wins on both Varsity and JV against Nokomis and North Mac.  It was a great team effort with everyone contributing to the toss-up count. Great job teams!

Tonight’s Activities:

JV Scholastic Bowl practice - 3:05-4pm

Musical Rehearsal - 4-6pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Faith

Bible Verse:  Deuteronomy 31:6,  “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave or forsake you.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

Today’s Lunch Option:  Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Rice Krispie, and Lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

  1. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  2. There will be a spring musical vocal rehearsal today from 3-4.  Everyone involved in the song, Fascinating Rhythm, needs to attend.
  3. Please join us on Wednesday at 3:15pm as Senior Chloe G. signs her National Letter of Intent to play Volleyball at Kaskaskia College!
  4. Rock Climbers:  See Mr. K to sign up for Friday’s rock climbing.
  5. The following announcement will bring lots of happiness.  Prepare to smile…...the NHS auction is this Friday! Bring your money and get ready to bid on your favorite items!
  6. Grandparents’ Day RSVPs are due in the office no later than Feb. 8th.
  7. CACC will host an open house on Thursday from 5-7pm.  All parents, students and community members are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, call CACC at 529-5431.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks before school tomorrow.

Girls Basketball Update:

Girls Basketball picked up a big win last night 42-35 over Tri-City. The win moves the team to 16-9 on the year and 3-0 in the MSM Conference. Junior Emily S. led the way with 16 points, while Sophomore Delaney S. and Junior Maddie R. scored 11 and 7 respectively.  The next game is Thursday at home vs. Pawnee.

Boys Basketball Update:

Both the JV and Varsity Boys Basketball teams picked up conference wins on Friday night.  Senior Russell C. broke the assist record for a single game with 14. Congrats, Russell!

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech practice - 3-4pm

Scholastic Bowl @ North Mac - 5:00pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Carlinville - 6:00pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 18, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Comfort

Bible Verse:  2 Thessalonians 2:16,  “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.”

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Junior J.T. W.

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Rice Krispie, and Lemonade, $4

  1. Leadership teams will meet in classrooms.  Please bring a writing utensil with you.
  2. Rock Climbers:  Our next rock climbing date is Friday, Jan 25th.  Sign up with Mr. K.
  3. Purchase your orange Hoops for Hope t-shirt from a girls basketball player or in the school office for just $12 through today; then wear your orange shirt at the Hoops for Hope night on Thursday.
  4. Rivalry t-shirts are still on sale in Mrs. McCulley’s office.
  5. Lost and Found items are on the window bench until 3:05pm today.  Anything left at that time will be donated.
  6. Get ready for the NHS Auction next Friday, January 25th during assembly time!  Lots of goodies will be auctioned off, so bring cash! Various items will be featured during 7th hour announcements.

Girls Basketball Update:

Girls Basketball lost 55-36 last night to Tri-City at the County Tournament. Junior Emily S. led the team with 10 points. Junior Maddie R. and Sophomore Delaney S. each added points respectively. The team is now 15-9 and hosts Tri-City on Monday night.   Congratulations to Emily S. on being selected to the All-Tournament Team!

Tonight’s Activities:

Girls basketball practice - 3:30-5:30

Musical Rehearsal - 4-6pm

V/JV Boys Basketball @ Edinburg - Times moved up due to weather...JV tips off at 5:15 with varsity to follow, approximately 6:45.

Saturday’s Activities:

Elementary Spelling Bee - CANCELLED

Scholastic Bowl at Triopia High School - CANCELLED

***ALL SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, PRACTICES, ETC. ARE CANCELLED FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.  THERE ARE TO BE NO CARS IN THE PARKING LOT SO THE SNOW PLOW CAN CLEAR IT.***

Monday’s Activities:

Musical rehearsal - 10am-1pm

Boys Basketball practice - 3:30-5:30pm

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Tri-City - 6:15pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Mason L. in IPS for excellent class participation. He’s consistently paying attention in class and answering questions.  Mason also did very well on a recent test.

Sophomore Isaac G. for leading in top square of Lobster Ball in 3rd hour PE.

Junior Taylor S. in Religion for consistent work and achievement.

Senior Amanda M. for excellent work and insights in Religion.

Also nominated were Ben W. and Jake M.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Emma S. in girls basketball. She has been working very hard in games and practice.  She is a team-oriented student who brings great effort each day.

Freshman Adam A. in boys basketball for his team play, hustle, and positive attitude.


Finally, there is no school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968.  In 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.  King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.  Although numerous cities and states established Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday beginning as early as 1971, the holiday was officially enacted at the federal level through legislation signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.  So, enjoy your day off on Monday, but take some time to remember the man for which the observance was created.

 

DAILY SHIELD

UPDATE:  ** There is a school-wide FREE dress down day tomorrow.**

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Comfort

Bible Verse:  2 Corinthians 1:5,  “For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Please welcome Grady L. shadowing today with Freshman Spencer D.
  2. Teachers, please take orders after announcements for tomorrow’s Chick-fil-A lunch.
  3. The rescheduled LuHi Spelling Bee is this Saturday from 8am-Noon - weather permitting.
  4. “Rivalry” t-shirts are in!  Anyone wanting to purchase a Rivalry t-shirt for $12 to wear during the LuHi/Calvary boys basketball game on Friday, Jan. 25th should see Mrs. McCulley.  Proceeds will be sent to Projectmack, an organization that benefits the less fortunate in the Springfield area.
  5. See a girls basketball member or come to the office by noon tomorrow to order your orange Hoops for Hope t-shirt for just $12.   All proceeds support the Shipman family. Wear your orange shirts at the Hoops for Hope night on Thursday, Jan. 24th.
  6. Be sure to deliver your LuHi’s Grandparents’ Day Luncheon invitations to your grandparents...or adopted grandparents.  RSVP cards must be returned to the school office by February 8th to make food preparations. If you have questions, see Mrs. Wilson.
  7. Lost and Found items are on the bench in the great hall until 3:05pm tomorrow.  Anything left at that time will be donated.
  8. Do you love food, need a gift for someone special, or just want some cool stuff?  Then get ready for the NHS Auction on January 25th during assembly time! Lots of goodies will be auctioned off, so don’t forget to bring some cash!  Listen to 7th hour announcements to hear about some of the featured items.

Freshman Basketball Update:

Freshman boys played a good, tough game but couldn’t pull through to beat Plains.  They lost 44-35 but were scrappy and played hard the entire game! Keep working boys!

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice 3:05-4:00pm

Musical Rehearsal - 4-6pm

LuHi’s Speech Showcase - remaining at it originally scheduled time of 7:00pm  in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Comfort

Bible Verse:  Matthew 5:4,  “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Whoever has Chromebook G5 and Laptop AC2, please return them immediately to their appropriate carts.  If they are not returned by the end of the day, we will begin a school search for them.
  2. Team Leaders will meet for lunch TODAY in the Bio Room.  Please bring a writing utensil with you.
  3. Today, you will be getting an envelope in your religion class which contains an invitation and an RSVP card for Grandparents’ Day.  Please invite your grandparents, or adopted grandparents, as LuHi hosts its Grandparents’ Day Luncheon on February 15th. RSVP cards are due back to the school office by February 8th so we know how much food to purchase and prepare. Thank you for spreading the word by inviting your grandparents personally. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Wilson in the school office.
  4. LuHi’s Speech Showcase will be held tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Please note that the Poetry Out Loud Competition has been postponed. All are welcome to attend the Speech Showcase.
  5. Leadership will host a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  Orders will be taken tomorrow after announcements.
  6. Robert Morris College visits tomorrow during lunch.
  7. The rescheduled LuHi Spelling Bee is this Saturday from 8am-Noon. If you haven’t signed up to help, please see Mrs. Quigg to do so.  We need lots of hands to make this event successful.
  8. The LuHi Girls Basketball team is hosting a Hoops for Hope fundraiser night next Thursday, Jan. 24th.   Starting today through this Friday, orders are being taken by members of the girls basketball team or in the school office for orange colored t-shirts, at a cost of $12 each, with the proceeds going to the Shipman family to assist with the medical costs incurred through Aaron’s battle with Leukemia.  Checks are payable to Lutheran Girls Basketball. The team is asking that the orange t-shirts be worn to their Hoops for Hope game on Thurs., Jan 24th beginning at 6:15pm.
  9. Lost and Found items are on the bench in the great hall.  Please come take a look. All items will be donated after 3:05pm on Friday.  Please note that there are PE clothes in the lost and found.

Girls Basketball Update:

The girls won their Sangamon County tournament game 56-18 against Pawnee last night to send the girls to the Consolation Championship on Thursday night.

Boys Basketball Update:

The JV and Varsity Boys both grabbed wins against MSM rival Raymond Lincolnwood.  The varsity held on for a 55-52 win and are 3-0 in conference play. They play again Friday vs. Edinburg.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice 3:05-4:00pm

Musical Rehearsal - 4-6pm

Rescheduled Scholastic Bowl @ Home - 5:00pm vs. New Berlin, Pleasant Plains, and St. Teresa

Freshman Boys Basketball at Home vs. Pleasant Plains - 6:00pm

Crusader Aider meeting - 6:30pm in the Cafeteria

Finally, tomorrow is shaping up to be a bad weather morning.  If you are not on Alerts Made Easy, please get registered. TV Channel 20 has our cancellations/delays on the ticker at the bottom of the screen and on their website under School Closings.  Our closing/delay information is also sent to WTAX and WMAY, but beware, WMAY sometimes has a delay in broadcasting the information.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Update:  Scholastic Bowl - CANCELLED TONIGHT & RESCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW AT 5:00PM

         Girls Basketball - 8:00pm vs. Pawnee @ Auburn

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Comfort

Bible Verse:  Psalm 119:76,  “Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”

Today’s Lunch (if pre-ordered):  2 slices of homemade pizza, fruit, dessert & drink for $4.  There may be extras you can buy at the window.

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Michael B.

  1. Prom Committee will meet tomorrow morning at 8:30am in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  2. LuHi’s Poetry Out Loud Competition & Speech Showcase will be held on Thursday at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  All are welcome to attend.
  3. Robert Morris College visits Thursday during lunch.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks before school in the cafeteria.

Tonight’s Activity:

Speech Team practice 3:05-4:00pm (thru Thursday)

Scholastic Bowl @ Home - 5:00pm vs. New Berlin, Pleasant Plains and St. Teresa  **CANCELLED & RESCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW AT 5:00PM**

Track practice 3:15-4:45pm

JV/V Boys Basketball at Home vs. Lincolnwood - 6:15pm

Varsity Girls Basketball at County Tournament - 8:00pm vs. Pawnee @ Auburn

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 14, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Comfort

Bible Verse:  Psalm 23:4,  “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch (if ordered last Friday):  2 slices of homemade pizza, fruit, dessert & drink for $4.  If there are extras, you may buy them at the window.

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Elizabeth F.

  1. NHS members will meet today during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am.
  3. Reminder to see Mrs. Quigg today if you can help with the Spelling Bee on Saturday.
  4. LuHi’s Poetry Out Loud Competition & Speech Showcase will be held on Thursday at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  All are welcome to attend.
  5. Prom Committee will meet Wednesday morning at 8:30am in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  6. Robert Morris College visits Thursday during lunch.

Spanish NHS is selling snacks at break in the cafeteria.

Boys Basketball Update:

The boys took on Calvary for the 3rd place game of the County Tournament.  It was a tough game from the beginning, and although the boys didn’t end on top, we took 4th place, out of 10 teams in the county, and proved we deserve to be there!  

Tonight’s Activity:

Speech Team practice 3:05-4:00pm (Monday-Thursday this week)

Varsity Scholastic Bowl practice after school

Track practice 3:15-4:45pm

Musical practice - 4-6pm

Freshman Boys Basketball at Home vs. Auburn - 6:00pm

Varsity Girls Basketball at County Tournament - 7:30pm vs. Athens at Auburn

Employment Opportunity:

Mom of two children, ages 4 years and 5 months, is looking for a responsible student to care for her children while she teaches violin lessons from her home on Thursday afternoons from 3:45-5:45.  Flyers are posted on the announcement board in the Learning Commons and the bulletin board outside the guidance office.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 11, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  Revelation 21:23,  “The city does not need the sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.”

Today’s Lunch (if ordered yesterday):  Chick-fil-A, $5

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Austin E.

  1. Teachers, please take a count after today’s announcements for Mr. Schorfheide’s Pizza Lunch on Tuesday.  The meal consists of: 2 slices of homemade pizza, fruit, dessert & drink for $4. Extra slices are $2 each and must be ordered in advance.  When signing up, you must indicate cheese, sausage or pepperoni pizza. On Tuesday, you WILL get, and are responsible for payment of, the number of slices and type of pizza you order today.
  2. For leadership today, go to your assigned classrooms and bring a writing utensil with you.
  3. Attention Freshman and JV Boys Basketball players: tonight’s practice is cancelled.  If you are able to come, Coach Lueschen would like all players to meet him tonight at LincolnLand to support the varsity team at the County Tournament.
  4. The Spelling Bee has been postponed due to weather.  It is rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19th. If you signed up to help, please confirm with Mrs. Quigg whether or not you will be available on the 19th.  If you weren’t able to help this weekend, but can next weekend, please see Mrs. Quigg to sign up.
  5. NHS members will meet on Monday during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  6. LuHi will hold its Poetry Out Loud Competition on Thursday in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  This poetry recitation contest is open to all LuHi students. Entry forms are located outside Timothy and are due to Mrs. Quigg by Monday.
  7. Any student not able to attend yesterday’s track and field meeting, there is still time to get in on the fun of the coming 2019 track season.  Please plan on coming to our first official practice on Monday if you are not currently participating in a sport. We will practice Monday and Tuesday this coming week from 3:15-4:45.  Be sure to dress accordingly for some outdoor training. Practice schedules will be handed out on Monday.
  8. Prom Committee is meeting on Wednesday morning at 8:30am in Ms. Ericson’s room.
  9. Robert Morris College will visit during lunch on Thursday.

Boys Basketball Update:

The boys basketball team played against Plains last night in the semifinal game of the county tournament.   The boys played hard and worked to close in on the lead Plains took. However they just couldn’t close the gap.  The boys will play tonight for 3rd place vs Calvary! Come and support the boys.

Girls Basketball Update:

Girls basketball traveled to Alton Wood River last night and got a 49-46 win last night. Good game for us, we were up 13 at half and then they took a lead in 4th quarter. We battled back to the tie it up and Junior Maddie R. hit a 3 in last 30 seconds to win the game.  Great work ladies!

Tonight’s Activity:

Girls Basketball practice after school

Varsity Boys Basketball @ County Tournament vs. Calvary - 6:30pm @ LLCC

Saturday’s Activities:

Spelling Bee POSTPONED to next Saturday

JV/V Girls Basketball at Maroa-Forsyth HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Juniors Drew M. and Drake B. in Religion for consistent excellent daily work and performance.

Freshman Satchian F. for posting the fastest time in the Army National Guard inflatable race during PE.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

Senior Kaci W. for excellent participation, behavior, and leadership.  Although she is not on Student Council, she participated in both the set-up and tear down of the Winter Dance.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Lauren K. in Girls Basketball for working very hard this season and being a solid contributor to our team.

The Varsity Boys Basketball Team for participating in their first ever county tournament and getting a win against Auburn on Monday night.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  Psalm 119:105,  “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A, $5

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. Teachers, please take a count after today’s announcements for tomorrow’s Chick-fil-A lunch.  Thank you.
  2. Leadership Team leaders will meet today for lunch in the Bio Room.
  3. Next Tuesday’s lunch, provided by Mr. Schorfheide, will be 2 slices of homemade pizza, fruit, dessert & drink for $4.  Extra slices are $2 each and must be ordered in advance. We will take this lunch count tomorrow after announcements. When signing up tomorrow, you must indicate if you want cheese, sausage or pepperoni pizza.  You WILL get, and are responsible for payment of, the number of slices and type of pizza you order.
  4. The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers is holding is annual Bridge Design Contest at White Oaks Mall on Friday, Feb. 22nd.  If interested in participating, come to the office for a copy of the introductory letter.

Tonight’s Activity:

There will be a very short meeting in the Gym for those interested in participating in Track & Field this Spring.

Speech Team practice - 3:05-4:00pm

Musical rehearsal - 4-6pm

JV/V Girls Basketball @ East Alton-Wood River High School - 6pm

Varsity Boys Basketball @ County Tournament vs. Pleasant Plains - 6:30pm @ LLCC - It is a BLUE OUT!

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  Ecclesiastes 2:13,  “I saw that wisdom is better then folly, just as light is better than darkness.”

Today’s Lunch Option:   Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

Lunch Servers:  1st Lunch - Kiersten & Taylor; Savannah & Elizabeth

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A, $5

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. Sign up with Mrs. Quigg today if you can help at the Elementary Spelling Bee on Saturday from 8am-Noon.  Service hours are available.
  2. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:05pm today.  
  3. Praise Band practice starts at 7:30am tomorrow morning.  Be there early!
  4. Leadership Team leaders will meet for lunch tomorrow in the Bio Room.
  5. Anyone interested in participating in baseball, softball, or learning the stat board for basketball games, see Mrs. McCulley ASAP.
  6. Sign up with Mr. K for Friday’s rock climbing.
  7. Leadership is hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch on Friday.  Sign up will be Thursday after announcements.
  8. NHS members will meet on Monday during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  9. Lutheran High will hold its annual Poetry Out Loud Competition on Thursday, January 17th in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  This poetry recitation contest is open to all LuHi students. Entry forms are located outside Timothy and are due to Mrs. Quigg by Monday.
  10. Robert Morris College will visit during lunch on Thursday, Jan. 17th.

Scholastic Bowl Update:

The JV and Varsity Scholastic Bowl teams went 50/50 last night against Riverton and a challenging Athens team.  Come watch the Scholastic Bowl teams in action at Home again next Tuesday at 5:00pm vs. New Berlin, Pleasant Plains, and St. Teresa.

Tonight’s Activity:

Varsity Scholastic Bowl practice after school

Musical practice from 4-6pm

Employment Opportunity:

Mom of two children, ages 4 years and 5 months, is looking for a responsible student to care for her children while she teaches violin lessons from her home on Thursday afternoons from 3:45-5:45.  Flyers are posted on the announcement board in the Learning Commons and the bulletin board outside the guidance office.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  John 1:15,  “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Today’s Lunch Option:   Nachos/tacos with toppings, chocolate cake, and lemonade, $4

Lunch Servers:  1st Lunch - Aleah and Emma; 2nd Lunch - Jacob and Adam

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. Earn service hours by working at the Elementary Spelling Bee this Saturday from 8am-Noon.  The Spelling Bee occupies several rooms in the school, so lots of helping hands are needed with scoring, registration, and tear down.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to help, but there are several seniors who need service hours and should especially think about this 4 hour service opportunity!!!  If interested in helping, see Mrs. Quigg today to sign up.
  2. Mrs. Hennig is accepting Honor Card applications in her mailbox until tomorrow at 3:05pm.  Freshman and transfer students are now eligible to apply for an honor card.
  3. Anyone interested in participating in BASEBALL or SOFTBALL this spring, please sign up in Mrs. McCulley’s office.
  4. If you are interested in learning and running the stat board during basketball games for service hours, please see Mrs. McCulley.
  5. Rock climbing is Friday.  Sign up with Mr. Kammerlohr.

Spanish NHS will sell healthy snacks before school tomorrow.

Boys Basketball Update:

The Crusaders knocked off Auburn last night 54-40 to advance to the semifinals of the County Tournament. Great team ball and great senior leadership led the way. The boys will play the winner of Plains /New Berlin on Thursday night at 6:30 at LincolnLand.  Come out and support our boys in their first ever county tourney!!

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice - 3:05-4:00

JV/V Scholastic Bowl at Home vs. Athens, Riverton and Mt. Pulaski - 5:00pm

Education Committee meeting - 7pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, January 7, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Light

Bible Verse:  Matthew 5:16,  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:   Nachos/tacos with toppings, chocolate cake, and lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. Please welcome Brett W. today as he shadows Adam A.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  3. Anyone interested in participating in BASEBALL or SOFTBALL this spring, please sign up in Mrs. McCulley’s office.  We are just looking to get a head count for the teams.
  4. We are looking for students willing to learn and run the stat board during basketball games.  Service hours are available. See Mrs. McCulley if interested.
  5. Rock climbing is this Friday.  Sign up with Mr. Kammerlohr.
  6. Poetry Out Loud entry forms are due to Mrs. Quigg by Jan. 14th.
  7. NHS will meet at break on January 14th in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  8. Earn service hours by working at the Spelling Bee this Saturday from 8-Noon.  Help needed with scoring, registration, and tear down. See Mrs. Quigg to sign up.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV AND Varsity Scholastic Bowl practice after school

Speech Team practice - 3:05-4:00

Varsity Boys Basketball @ Sangamon County Tournament vs. Auburn - LincolnLand Community College @ 6:30pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, January 4, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Humility

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 11:2,  “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:   Nachos/tacos with toppings, chocolate cake, and lemonade, $4

  1. The next rock climbing date is Friday, Jan. 11th.  Sign up with Mr. Kammerlohr.
  2. Poetry Out Loud entry forms, located outside Timothy, are due by Jan. 14th.
  3. NHS will meet at break on January 14th in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  4. Earn service hours by working at the LuHi Elementary School Spelling Bee on Saturday, Jan. 12th from 8-Noon.  Help needed with scoring, registration, and tear down. See Mrs. Quigg if you want to help.
  5. Speech Team will meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons in January from 3:05-4:00.  We will work on showcase and competition pieces. The Showcase is January 17th in LuHi’s Chapel/Performing Arts Center.

Tonight’s Activities:

Spring Musical Auditions - 4:00-6:30pm in the Music Room

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Tri-City - 6:15pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Spring Musical Parent/Student meeting as well as student musical read-through beginning at 9am in the Chapel.

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Routt - 1:00pm

Employment Opportunity:

Babysitter needed for two children on Thursdays after school from 3:45-5:45.  The parent teaches private music and French lessons out of their home, but needs help with the kids during lessons. If interested, contact information is available in the school office.

Community Note:

Lincoln Library is holding its Winter Paperback Sale on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10am-Noon.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The JV boys basketball for their defense and their grit shown in their double overtime win vs PORTA.

Today we celebrate Epiphany.  Epiphany is season of light but is squeezed between Christmas and Lent. The message of this season ought to shine brightly for it teaches an important topic: the mission of the church. It progresses from bright star guiding the Magi to the shining dove at the Baptism of Jesus to the glory of the Transfiguration. The structure of the season proclaims the mission of God’s people.

The story of the Magi is that of distant people coming to Christ. The light draws the wise men from far off to worship Him. The Church calls people who are isolated from God to come.   Who will you call to see the Newborn Savior King?

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Word of the Week is:  Humility

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 4:2,  “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Sean M.

  1. Junior/Senior students eligible for and wanting late arrival/early dismissal during 2nd semester, need a signed, parent permission note, even if you had late arrival/early dismissal last semester.  Late arrival/early dismissal may not begin until you are notified of approval.
  2. Spring Musical auditions today and tomorrow.  Parent meeting and full musical read-through on Saturday in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center from 9am-1pm (Parent meeting begins at 9am, and then parents are free to go!)
  3. Rock Climbers - Our next climbing date is Friday, Jan. 11th.  Sign up with Mr. Kammerlohr.
  4. Lutheran High will hold its annual Poetry Out Loud Competition on Thursday, January 17th.  This poetry recitation contest is open to all LuHi students. Entry forms are located outside of Timothy.  Forms are due by Monday, January 14th. Please contact Mrs. Quigg for more information.
  5. Robert Morris College will visit during lunch on Jan. 17th.
  6. The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers is holding is 41st annual Bridge Design Contest at White Oaks Mall on Friday, Feb. 22nd.  If interested in participating, come to the office for a copy of the introductory letter.

Tonight’s Activities:

Spring Musical Auditions tonight and tomorrow - 4:00-6:30pm in the Music Room

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Triopia - 6pm

Employment Opportunity:

Trinity members are looking for a babysitter for their two children, ages 4 years and 4 months, on Thursday’s after school from 3:45-5:45.  The parent teaches private music and French lessons out of their home, but needs help with the kids during lessons. The home is located about 5 minutes from LuHi. If interested, you may get contact information from the school office.


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 21, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  John 16:22,  “So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.”

Happy Birthday over Christmas break to:  Senior Danielle L. (26), Sophomore Zach F. and Freshman Spencer D. (29)

  1. The tops of all of the lockers will be cleaned over break.  If you leave something on there, it will be disposed of.
  2. Those students wanting late arrival/early dismissal during 2nd semester, need a signed, parent permission note, even if you had late arrival/early dismissal this semester.
  3. 2nd semester schedules will be printed and available in the cafeteria when you return on January 3rd.
  4. Finally, musical auditions are the Thursday and Friday we return from break, and a parent meeting & read through on Saturday, Jan. 5th.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  Psalm 30:5,  “For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime!  Weeping may last throughout the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

  1. Senior and Junior students with 1st or 8th hour study halls during 2nd semester requesting late arrival/early dismissal must bring in a signed parent permission note.  If you had late arrival/early dismissal during 1st semester, IT DOES NOT ROLL OVER. A new parent note is needed each semester. Bring your note to the school office or give it to Mrs. Rollins.  You must then wait for approval from Mrs. Rollins or Mrs. Hennig before beginning your late arrival/early dismissal.
  2. 2nd semester schedules will be printed and available in the cafeteria on Thursday, January 3rd when you return from break.  As was the case 1st semester, students in 1st and 2nd hour study halls will be assigned to various teachers’ classrooms.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  Romans 12:12,  “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful.”

  1. Congratulations to the following Illinois State Scholars from LuHi - Matthew B., David L., Carson M., Jake M., and Kaytlin S.  We are extremely proud of these students. Make sure to congratulate them.
  2. Guest permission forms are due in the office by 3:05pm today for your guest to attend the Christmas dance.
  3. Be ON TIME for your finals; ALL study halls during finals report to the Cafeteria; everyone needs a ride home after your last final each day; and finals’ schedule and rules are posted around the building.
  4. Spring Musical auditions will be held on the Thursday and Friday that we return from Christmas break from 4:00- 6:30pm in the Music Room.  A parent meeting and full musical read-through will be held on Saturday, January 5th in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center from 9am-1pm (Parent meeting begins at 9am, and then after the meeting, parents are free to go!)
  5. Lutheran High will hold its annual Poetry Out Loud Competition on Thursday, January 17th.  This poetry recitation contest is open to all LuHi students. Entry forms are located outside of Timothy.  Forms are due by Monday, January 14th. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you need more information.
  6. Robert Morris College will be visiting during lunch on Jan. 17th.

 

**Tuesday 7th Hour Update:  1.) Reminder that tomorrow is an 8:00AM START DAY for final exams. Exam schedule and rules are posted around the building and may be found in the November and December Ledgers.  2.) Hank Hayer, Boys Basketball and Aryanna Harris, Girls Basketball, are both nominees on this week's Sports Radio 1450 PrimeTime Performer. Please take a minute to vote for these deserving LuHi players.  3.)  Our vending machine company has gone out of business.  Please note that the vending machines will continually dwindle in stock; therefore, students need to bring their snacks and lunches from home while we work on the issue.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18,  “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks to the Lord in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Today’s Lunch Option:    Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Brownie and Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Tommy T.

  1. A big thanks and congratulations to the band and choirs for their wonderful performance at the Christmas concert last night.  Everyone did a great job and should feel good about their performance.
  2. All madrigal costumes need to be turned in by tomorrow.
  3. Christmas Dance guest permission forms are due back in the office by 3:05pm tomorrow.  All guests who are not LuHi students MUST have a form completed, signed and returned to the office tomorrow!
  4. Coach Dietel will be at lunch today to talk with students interested in participating in Track & Field this year.
  5. During finals, ALL study halls will report directly to the Cafeteria.  Also, everyone needs to make arrangements for a ride home after your last final each day.  Only the JV boys have practice right after exams on Thursday and Friday, everyone else must leave the school property after your last final, then if you have an afternoon practice, you will have to come back at a time when a coach is present.  Finals’ schedule and RULES are posted around the building and may be found in the November and December Ledgers.
  6. Sports practices are different this week due to finals.  Be sure to double check the practice schedules your coaches have issued so you are at practice at the correct times.
  7. Spring Musical auditions will be held on the Thursday and Friday that we return from Christmas break from 4:00- 6:30pm in the Music Room.  A parent meeting and full musical read-through will be held on Saturday, January 5th in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center from 9am-1pm (Parent meeting begins at 9am, and then after the meeting, parents are free to go!)
  8. Lutheran High will hold its annual Poetry Out Loud Competition on Thursday, January 17th.  This poetry recitation contest is open to all LuHi students. Entry forms are located outside of Timothy.  Forms are due by Monday, January 14th. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you need more information.
  9. Robert Morris College will be visiting during lunch on Jan. 17th.

Tonight’s Activities:

Optional Speech Team practice - 3:10-4:00pm in Quigg’s room

Service Hour Opportunity:

Delivering food for Friend in Deed on Saturday, Dec. 22nd.  Come to the office for further information.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 17, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Joy

Bible Verse:  Romans 15:13,  “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Today’s Lunch Option:   Chick-fil-A, $5 per meal, $5 extra sandwich

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Brownie and Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Natalie D. and Freshman Adam A.

  1. Teachers, please take a Chick-fil-A count right after announcements and send it to the office.
  2. Congratulations and thank you to all of the Madrigal singers, jesters, musicians, servers, kitchen helpers, make-up and tech crews, parent helpers, Mr. Bulava and Mr. Schorfheide for two wonderful Madrigal Dinner performances on Friday and Saturday nights.
  3. Shoppers Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am. Cash & carry only the week of Dec. 31st.  Then, the next order date is Jan. 7th.
  4. Christmas Karaoke today in the Learning Commons during break.
  5. Christmas Dance tickets must be purchased by 3:05pm today.  If you are bringing a guests who is not a LuHi student, you must get a guest permission form from the school office.  Signed guest forms are due back in the office by 3:05pm on WEDNESDAY.
  6. During finals, 1st and 2nd hour study halls will report directly to the Cafeteria.
  7. Coach Dietel will be at lunch Tuesday to talk with students interested in participating in Track & Field this year.
  8. Spring Musical auditions will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 3rd and 4th from 4:00- 6:30pm each day in the Music Room.  There will be a PARENT MEETING and full musical read-through on Saturday, January 5th in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center from 9am-1pm (Parent meeting begins at 9am and then you are free to go!)  If you are not able to attend the auditions, but want to participate in the musical, let Mr. Schorfheide know ASAP.
  9. Robert Morris College will be visiting during lunch on Jan. 17th.

Tonight’s Activities:

Music Concert - 7pm  in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

Board of Directors meeting - 7pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Delivering food for Friend in Deed on Saturday, Dec. 22nd.  Come to the office for further information.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Pure

Bible Verse:  Philippians 2:14-15,  “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.  Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.”

  1. Choir members are out of the building for caroling today.
  2. Today is the last day to purchase Scholastic Bowl CandyGrams during lunch for $1 each. Buy one for your friends and teachers to show how much you appreciate them.
  3. Coach Dietel will be at lunch today and Tuesday to talk with students interested in participating in Track & Field this year.
  4. Any student wishing to change his or her schedule for 2nd semester must see Mr. Ebener by tomorrow.
  5. Voting for Christmas Dance Court will be held tomorrow during lunch. When you vote, please rank your choices in order of preference for both King and Queen.
  6. Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale in the school office.  Performances are tomorrow and Saturday night at 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors.
  7. Tomorrow is Christmas sweater & sock day.  Also, remember your gift for the Leadership gift exchange.
  8. Leadership Team Leaders will meet during 1st lunch tomorrow in the Bio Room for the Christmas potluck!  Remember to bring a food item to share.
  9. The Girls Basketball team is collecting toys for the children of Taylorville to help give them a good Christmas.  Toys may be dropped off in the school office today and tomorrow or at the girls game on Saturday. Flyers with gift ideas are posted around the school.
  10. Chick-fil-A lunch is MONDAY.  The lunch count will be taken right after the announcements on Monday morning!  Profits from this lunch will go to help those less fortunate in the Springfield area this Christmas.
  11. There will be Christmas Karaoke in the Learning Commons on Monday during break.
  12. Come support our LuHi musicians as they perform their Christmas concert on Monday evening at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  13. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale for $45 per person - dinner is included.  The dinner/dance will be held on Friday, Dec. 21st from 7-11pm at the Sangamo Club in downtown Springfield.  Guests who are not LuHi students must have a signed Guest Permission Form completed and returned to the office.  Tickets are on sale until 3:05pm on MONDAY and guest forms must be returned by 3:05pm on WEDNESDAY.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice - 3:10-4:00pm

Madrigal and Jester rehearsal tonight after school until approximately 5:30pm

JV/V Girls Basketball @ HOME vs. South County Vipers - 6:15pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Pure

Bible Verse:  Matthew 5:8,  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

Today’s Lunch Option: Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

  1. Scholastic Bowl is selling CandyGrams during lunch through tomorrow for just $1 per CandyGram.
  2. Honor card applications will be accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:05pm today.
  3. Choir members out of the building for caroling tomorrow.
  4. Madrigal Dinner tickets for this Friday and Saturday’s performances are on sale in the school office.
  5. This Friday, wear a Christmas sweater and Christmas socks.  Awards for the prettiest, ugliest, and most creative sweater, as well as the funkiest Christmas sweater/sock combo!  Don’t forget your secret gift-giving this week and the gift exchange on Friday.
  6. Leadership Team Leaders:  we are all meeting this Friday during 1st lunch in the Bio Room for our Christmas potluck!  Please remember to bring a food item to share.
  7. Our last Chick-fil-A lunch for 2018 will be on MONDAY, December 17th...yes, Monday.  Please remember to bring your money that day. We will take the count right after the announcements on Monday morning!  Profits from this lunch will go to help those less fortunate in the Springfield area this Christmas, so please order a lunch and even consider donating a little extra for the cause!
  8. On Monday during break, there will be Christmas Karaoke in the Learning Commons.
  9. The Girls Basketball team is collecting toys for the children of Taylorville to help give them a good Christmas.  With many families having lost everything in the recent tornado, please consider giving to Toys for Taylorville. Toys may be dropped off in the school office on Friday, Dec. 14th or at the girls game on Saturday, Dec. 15th.  Flyers with gift ideas are posted around the school.
  10. Spring Musical auditions will be Thursday and Friday, January 3rd and 4th from 4:00- 6:30pm each day in the Music Room.  A PARENT MEETING and full musical read-through will be held on Saturday, January 5th in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center from 9am-1pm (Parent meeting begins at 9am, then parents are free to go!)  If you are not able to attend the auditions but want to participate in the musical, contact Lora or speak with Mr. Schorfheide.

Girls Basketball Update:

The LuHi Lady Crusaders bested Cerro Gordo by a score of 59-33 last evening.  Leading in scoring were Junior Emily S. with 17, Senior Aryanna H. with 13, and Sophomore Delaney S. with 11.  A total of 9 players scored in the game. The team improves to 11-2 on the year with our next game at Home Thursday vs. South County @ 6:15.

Boys Basketball Update:

The boys took on the #4 team in the state last night at home. With that being said, Central A&M gave them all they could handle. With a close loss, the boys proved they belong at the top with anyone else in the state by nearly knocking off the Raiders for the 2nd year in a row. The Crusaders are now 7-3 with no more games until the Waverly Holiday Tournament. Congratulations to Senior Hank H. for joining the 1000 Points Club! The Crusaders received the #6 seed at Waverly and will face Raymond Lincolnwood in the first round.

Service Hour Opportunities:

Friend in Deed needs help on Saturday, December 22nd beginning at 8am throughout the morning hours delivering food to those in need.  It is best to get a team together. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please come to the office for more detailed information.

Tonight’s Activities:

Pictures after school in the gym for basketball, cheerleading, speech and scholastic bowl.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Pure

Bible Verse:  1 Timothy 5:22,  “Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands and do not share in the sins of others.  Keep yourself pure.”

Today’s Lunch Option: Chicken tenders, corn, rice krispie treats, and lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

  1. Your Scholastic Bowl Teams are selling CandyGrams today through Thursday for $1 per CandyGram.  Send one to your friends and teachers to show how special they are! See a Scholastic Bowl member during lunchtimes to purchase.
  2. Spanish NHS will sell snacks before school tomorrow morning.
  3. Honor card applications will be accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:05pm tomorrow.
  4. Winter Sports Pictures are TOMORROW after school for Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Speech Team and Scholastic Bowl. Make sure all of your gear is here tomorrow and ready for pictures...this includes shoes for the basketball and cheerleading teams!
  5. Choir members will be out of the building on Thursday for caroling at assisted living facilities.
  6. Any student wishing to change his or her schedule for 2nd semester must see Mr. Ebener in the guidance office by Friday.
  7. Madrigal Dinner tickets for this Friday and Saturday’s performances are on sale in the school office.
  8. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale for $45 per person in the school office until Monday, Dec. 17th.  The dinner/dance will be held on Friday, Dec. 21st from 7-11pm at the Sangamo Club in Springfield.
  9. Let’s get in the Christmas spirit!  This Friday, wear a Christmas sweater and Christmas socks.  A special competition will be held rewarding the prettiest, ugliest, and most creative sweater, as well as the funkiest Christmas sweater/sock combo!  Don’t forget your secret gift-giving this week and the gift exchange on Friday.

Girls Basketball Update:

The varsity girls beat South Fork in a conference match-up last night, 59-41.

Tonight’s Activities:

*Speech Team practice - 3:10-4:00pm...also on Thursday

*Jester rehearsal tonight and Thursday after school with the Madrigals until approximately 5:30.

*Madrigals tonight and Thursday - 3:10-5:30 (no Wed rehearsal)

*Varsity ONLY Girls Basketball vs. Cerro Gordo @ Calvary Academy - 6:15pm

*JV/V Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Central A & M - 6:15pm  Tonight’s boys games have two special features. First, to help the homeless with a little warmth this winter, the cheerleaders and boys basketball teams are having a sock drive.  All students who bring NEW socks to the LuHi boys game tonight will get in FREE! And second, it’s a Christmas theme night, so sport your favorite Christmas attire, bring new socks to donate, and join us to support our LuHi boys teams.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 10, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Pure

Bible Verse:  James 1:27,  “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:  to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option: Chicken tenders, corn, fruit, rice krispie treats and lemonade, $4

  1. NHS meeting during break today in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  2. Speech team will meet this week on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:10-4:00pm in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  3. Winter Sports Pictures on Wednesday after school for Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Speech Team and Scholastic Bowl.
  4. Any student wishing to change their schedule for 2nd semester should see Mr. Ebener in the guidance office by this Friday.
  5. Madrigal Dinner tickets on sale in the school office.  
  6. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale for $45 per person in the school office until Monday, Dec. 17th.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks at break today.

Scholastic Bowl Update:

Congratulations to the Varsity Scholastic Bowl team who went 6 and 3 at the New Berlin Tournament on Saturday, with notable wins against Warrensburg-Latham and Lincoln, and losing to Routt by only one question.   The team also avenged last week's loss by taking Franklin to task, winning 255 to 100. Senior David L. made All-Tournament Team scoring over 300 points, with great support by Jake, Matthew, Emili, and Sam. Great Job, Team!  

Tonight’s Activities:

Jester rehearsal - MANDATORY - tonight, Tuesday, and Thursday after school until done (5:30ish).  Tuesday and Thursday, we will rehearse with the Madrigals.

Madrigals tonight through Thursday - 3:10-5:30

JV/V Girls Basketball vs. South Fork @ Kincaid - 6:00pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 7, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Thanksgiving

Bible Verse:  Psalm 100:4,  “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.  Thank Him and bless His name.”

Happy Birthday on Sunday to:  Senior Bailey Wassell and Freshman Ella Chapman

Tuesday’s Lunch Option: Chicken tenders, corn, fruit, rice krispie treats and lemonade, $4

  1. There is a meeting today at 4pm in the Music Room for anyone interested in being part of the cast or crew of the Spring Musical.  Spring Musical auditions will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 3rd and 4th from 4:00- 6:30pm each day in the Music Room. There will be a PARENT MEETING and full musical read-through on Saturday, January 5th in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center from 9am-1pm (Parent meeting begins at 9am!)  If you are not able to attend the auditions but want to participate in the musical, speak with Lora directly at this afternoon’s meeting.
  2. NHS Meeting on Monday during break.
  3. Next week, Madrigals will rehearse Monday-Thursday from 3:10-5:30pm.
  4. Any student wishing to change their schedule 2nd semester should see Mr. Ebener in the guidance office before Dec. 14.
  5. Winter Sports Pics on Wednesday after school.
  6. Madrigal Dinner tickets on sale in the school office.  
  7. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale for $45 per person in the school office until Monday, Dec. 17th.

Tonight’s Activities:

Jester rehearsal

Rock Climbing after school

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Decatur Lutheran High School - 6:00pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Cookie Walk 8am to Noon or until the cookies run out!

Scholastic Bowl at New Berlin High School - 8:30am; bus leaves at 7:15am

9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Riverton - 10am

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Warrensburg-Latham - 2pm

Service Hour Opportunities:

-Service hours available assisting a LuHi alumni move a dresser, hutch, and trunk.  These items need to be moved from someone else’s garage to an upper level of the alumni’s condo.  Transportation for the furniture is provided. The best days are Sunday, Monday or Tuesday afternoon.  Contact information may be picked up from the school office.

-Friend in Deed needs your help on Saturday, December 22nd beginning at 8am throughout the morning hours delivering food to those in need.  It is very important to work in teams. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please come to the office for more detailed information.  Ms. Peters is also available to answer any questions you have about this event.

This Week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Abigail B. in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and leadership, leading 5th hour class as the #1 pickleball team with partner Sienna Senalik; also in Biology for consistent positive attitude and effort in class, as well as excellent class participation, behavior, and leadership.

Sophomore Nolan W. in Health for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test; and in PE for excellent class participation, behavior, and leadership, leading 3rd hour class as the #1 pickleball team with partner Adam Anderson.

Sophomore Lauren L. in World History for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and writing an excellent rhyming book on the Mongols.

Sophomore Jack H. in Geometry and PE for consistent positive effort in class or on homework, and major improvement in attitude and/or academics.

Also nominated were: David L., Alex S., Ben W., Amanda M., and Jake M.

This Week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Russell C., Varsity Boys Basketball - a tremendous leader in helping and encouraging his teammates along with the younger players throughout preseason workouts, practices, conditioning, and games.

Sophomore Jacob G., JV Boys Basketball - showing leadership and pushing his team to play to the best of their ability every game.

Junior Maddie R., Girls Basketball - for an awesome game on defense Thursday night.


On This Date in 1941...

the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, using bombers, torpedo bombers and midget submarines.  The U.S. lost 3,700 American lives that day, including 68 civilians, and sustained additional losses of nearly 170 aircraft destroyed with 160 damaged, as well as 3 ships destroyed with 16 damaged.

On December 8th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his “Infamy Speech” to American citizens, informing them of the attack, despite the fact that the US was in the midst of peace talks with Japan. With congressional approval, America entered into World War II.

On this day, we pray for those serving in the military and their families.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Thanksgiving

Bible Verse:  1 Chronicles 16:34,  “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Leadership is meeting for lunch today in the Bio Room.
  2. The Seniors’ FREE “break the dress code” day for donating the most items to the NHS canned food drive is tomorrow.
  3. There is a meeting tomorrow at 4pm in the Music Room for anyone interested in being part of the cast or crew of the Spring Musical.
  4. Any student interested in a schedule change for 2nd semester should see Mr. Ebener before Christmas break.  All 2nd semester schedule changes must be finalized by Friday, January 11th.
  5. Cookie Walk on Saturday beginning at 8am.
  6. Winter Sports Pics on Wednesday after school.
  7. Madrigal Dinner tickets on sale in the school office.  
  8. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale for $45 per person - dinner is included.  Guests must have a signed Guest Permission Form.  Reserve your seats and pick up & return guest forms in the school office until Monday, Dec. 17th.
  9. Mark your calendars for the Christmas Music Concert on Monday, Dec. 17th at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice

Jester rehearsal

Madrigal rehearsal after school AND tomorrow morning at 7:15am

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Mt. Pulaski - 6:15pm

Service Hour Opportunities:

-Contact Our Savior’s Church if you are able to help with the Live Nativity this Friday and/or Saturday.

-Friend in Deed needs your help on Saturday, December 22nd beginning at 8am throughout the morning hours. Volunteers spend the morning delivering food to those in need so that they may have a beautiful Christmas dinner with their loved ones with enough food left over for several more meals.  It is very important to work in teams due to the weight of the boxes being delivered AND to provide a fun morning with friends while helping others. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please come to the office for more detailed information.  Ms. Peters is also available to answer any questions you have about this event.

 

DAILY SHIELD

**UPDATE:  Boys Basketball Update   The Varsity Boys took at Pawnee at home last night. The Crusaders scored first and never looked back. They led the rest of the game with Senior Russell Crifasi pouring in 15 and Senior Hank Hayer with 12. The Crusaders move to 6-2 on the season and 1-0 in Conference.   The JV boys won 44-43 in a thriller of a game... being down in the first half, and fighting back to gain the lead, they stayed atop until the end!  **

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Thanksgiving

Bible Verse:  Colossians 4:2,  “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. The LuHi Cookie Walk is Saturday from 8am until noon or whenever the cookies run out!
  2. The Senior class will receive their FREE “break the dress code” day this Friday, Dec. 7th for donating the most items to the NHS canned food drive.

Tonight’s Activities:

JV Scholastic Bowl practice - 3:05-4:00 in Mrs. Devine’s classroom

Volunteer Opportunity:

If you are able to help at Our Savior’s Live Nativity this Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm, please contact Our Savior’s directly.

A National Day of Mourning:

Today has been declared a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States by President Trump. He calls on the American people to assemble today in their respective places of worship to pay homage to the memory of President George H.W. Bush and invites the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance.  The funeral service of President Bush is being broadcast on the television screens in the Learning Commons and the school office; the teachers have the option of broadcasting in their classrooms.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Thanksgiving

Bible Verse:  Colossians 4:2,  “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Pasta with Alfredo sauce, green beans, chocolate chip muffin &  lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Interested in rock climbing this Friday?  Sign up with Mr. K. by tomorrow. Rock Gym 101 is available.
  2. The LuHi Cookie Walk is Saturday from 8am until noon or whenever the cookies run out!
  3. Madrigals will rehearse on Thursday after school and Friday morning at 7:15am.
  4. Thursday’s Scholastic Bowl match has been cancelled.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.
  5. Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale now!  Call or come by the school office to reserve your seats.  
  6. All NHS members will meet during break Monday.
  7. Winter Sports Pics are rescheduled to next Wednesday, Dec. 12th after school for the following teams:  Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Speech Team and Scholastic Bowl. Be sure to have all of your gear at school and ready for pictures that day.
  8. Christmas Dance tickets are on sale for $45 per person - dinner is included.  Come experience a White Christmas on Friday, Dec. 21st from 7-11pm at the Sangamo Club.  Guests who are not LuHi students must have a signed Guest Permission Form completed and returned to the office.  Reserve your seats and pick up/return guest forms in the school office until Dec. 17th.
  9. There was a single key found in the Learning Commons.  If you have lost a key, please come see if it’s yours.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks before school tomorrow morning.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice - 3:05pm and again on Thursday

Jester practice after school

Varsity Scholastic Bowl practice - 3:05-4:00

Education Committee meeting - 7pm

JV/V Boys Basketball at HOME vs. Pawnee - 6:15pm...IT’S A WHITE OUT!  Also, Lutheran High and Pawnee boys are teaming up for a Food Drive at tonight’s game to support the Taylorville tornado relief.  If you would like to participate, please bring a food item or bottles of water so that we can help the Taylorville community at this devastating time.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, December 3, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Thanksgiving

Bible Verse:  1 Thessalonians 5:18,  “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Pasta with Alfredo sauce, green beans, chocolate chip muffin &  lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to Junior Emili P. for making IMEA All-State for Band.  She was first chair out of all District 4 French horn players. She will be participating and performing at the All-State Conference on January 24-26 in Peoria.  So proud of you Emili!
  2. Congratulations to the JV Scholastic Bowl team on their finish at Saturday’s Tournament in Athens.  Sophomore Lauren L. scored 20+ tossups, just 1 toss up shy of making All-Tournament Team. The team as a whole greatly improved as the day progressed.  Keep up the good work!
  3. Congratulations also to members of the LuHi Speech Team who competed at Saturday’s Chatham Glenwood speech tournament.  Those competing were: Merci B., Brett W., David L., Jake M., Grace H., and Mika H. Congrats to Jake and David for advancing to the final round of competition.
  4. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.  Only two more order dates for the year...Dec. 10th and 17th!
  5. All Team Leaders are to meet by the gingerbread houses immediately at the start of break today.
  6. Is anyone interested in rock climbing this Friday?  Sign up with Mr. K. by Wednesday. Rock Gym 101 is available.
  7. Christmas Dance tickets go on sale today.  Come experience a White Christmas on Friday, Dec. 21st from 7-11pm at the Sangamo Club.  The cost of the dance is $45 per person - dinner is included. Any guest who is not a student at LuHi must have a signed Guest Permission Form completed and returned to the office.  Reserve your seat and pick up/return guest forms in the school office from Dec. 3rd to Dec. 17th.
  8. The LuHi Music and Drama Departments are holding a Cookie Walk is this Saturday, Dec. 8th beginning at 8am until noon or whenever the cookies run out!  Please plan on coming by school on Saturday morning to build, or supplement, your holiday cookie trays while supporting our LuHi arts programs.
  9. Speech Team will meet this week on Tuesday and Thursday only from 3:05-4:00 in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  10. Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale now!  Call or come by the school office to reserve your seats.  
  11. All NHS members will meet during break NEXT Monday, Dec. 10th.
  12. Winter Sports Pics have been rescheduled to Wednesday, Dec. 12th after school for the following teams:  Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Speech Team and Scholastic Bowl. Be sure to have all of your gear at school and ready for pictures that day.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks during break today at the kitchen window.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigal rehearsal - 3:10

Jester practice after school

Varsity Scholastic Bowl practice - 3:05-4:00

Freshman Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Mt. Pulaski - 6pm

The U.S. Flag flies at half staff for 30 days to honor the memory of George H.W. Bush.  President Bush served as Vice President of the United States from 1981-1989 and the 41st President of the United States from 1989-1993.  Please keep the Bush family in your prayers.

 

DAILY SHIELD

**7th Hour Announcements:  Birthday Correction - Today is Freshman Jennifer P's birthday, not Emili P. /  Jester practice is cancelled today./ Christmas Dance tickets go on sale Monday.  Come experience a White Christmas on Friday, Dec. 21st from 7-11pm at the Sangamo Club.  The cost of the dance is $45 per person - dinner is included. Any guest from outside LuHi must have a signed Guest Permission Form completed and returned to the office.  Reserve your seat and pick up/return guest forms in the school office from Dec. 3rd to Dec. 17th. **

Friday, November 30, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Romans 13:11,  “Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.”

Today’s Lunch if Pre-Ordered:  Chick-fil-A

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Pasta with Alfredo sauce, green beans, chocolate chip muffin and lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Emili P.

        and tomorrow to:  Freshman Josie B.

  1. All Leadership Teams will meet in the cafeteria for Leadership time today.
  2. Concordia University, Chicago will be here at lunch.
  3. The ballot box will be open during lunch today to accept your ballots for Christmas Dance Court.  Complete your ballot and deposit in the box staffed by a student council representative.
  4. Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale now!  Adults are $15, students and seniors are $12, children under 5 are $8.  Call or come to the school office to reserve your seats.
  5. Our Savior's is holding a craft fair to support its Youth Ministry this Saturday, Dec. 1st from 9am - 3pm.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech practice for those competing on Saturday - 3:05-4:00

Jester rehearsal after school

JV/V Boys Basketball @ HOME vs. Routt - 6:15pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Fresh/Soph Scholastic Bowl Tournament @ Athens - Bus leaves at 7:15am

Speech Tournament at Glenwood High School - 8am-5pm.  Leaving LuHi at 7:15am.

JV/V Girls Basketball @ HOME vs. Christ Our Rock Lutheran - 11am

Service Hour Opportunity:

  • City Basketball Tournament needs ticket takers this Saturday from 4-11pm at the BOS Center.  Come to the office if interested in contact information.
  • Our Savior's Live Nativity is December 7th and 8th from 7-9pm.  There are still a few spots that need to be filled. Contact OS to sign up.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Elizabeth E. in Religion for excellent consistent work, also in Advanced Bio and Health.

Freshman Ryan R. in PE and Health for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, consistent positive attitude, and just plain being awesome!

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

The JV Boys Basketball Team for their team play and their team Win.

Sophomore Delaney S. in girls basketball for scoring 21 points in Monday night’s game followed up by another 10 points tonight.

Senior Jillian M. in Cheerleading.  She is Captain of our LuHi Cheerleading Squad having cheered all four years. This past week she has shown great leadership during the Turkey Tournament. With her encouraging spirit and enthusiasm, she inspires other members of the cheer squad.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Revelation 7:10,  “...and crying out with a loud voice, ‘salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to Leadership Team 7 for collecting the most pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.  Your team will receive a free Chick-fil-A lunch tomorrow. THANK YOU to all who donated! Team 6 was a close second!
  2. Concordia University, Chicago will be here at lunch tomorrow.
  3. Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale now!  Adults are $15, students and seniors are $12, children under 5 are $8.  Call or come to the school office to reserve your seats.
  4. Only 3 more dates to order Shopper’s Blessings this year.  Order dates are Dec. 3rd, 10th & 17th.
  5. Our Savior's is holding a craft fair to support its Youth Ministry this Saturday, Dec. 1st from 9am - 3pm.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech practice for those competing on Saturday - 3:05-4:00

Madrigal practice - 3:10pm.  Then, tomorrow morning at 7:15am.  Everyone must be there!

Jester rehearsal after school

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Decatur Lutheran High School - 6:00pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Our Savior's Live Nativity is December 7th and 8th from 7-9pm.  There are still a few spots that need to be filled.


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, December 14, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Pure

Bible Verse:  1 Timothy 4:12,  “Don’t let anyone look down on your because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Monday’s Lunch Option:   Chick-fil-A, $5 per meal, $5 extra sandwich

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Brownie and Lemonade, $4

  1. Voting for Christmas Dance Court is today during lunch. When you vote, please rank your choices in order of preference for both King and Queen.
  2. See Mr. Ebener for 2nd semester schedule changes by 3:05pm today.
  3. Last chance for Madrigal Dinner tickets.  Call or stop by the school office to purchase.
  4. ALL Team Leaders will meet today during 1st lunch in the Bio Room for the Christmas potluck!
  5. Remember to bring Toys for Taylorville when attending the girls basketball game tomorrow.  Toys may be dropped off in the office today if you can’t make tomorrow’s game.
  6. Chick-fil-A lunch is MONDAY, so remember your money!  Count will be taken on Monday right after announcements.  Profits are going to help those less fortunate in Springfield this Christmas.
  7. Monday is the last day to order Shoppers Blessings for 2018.  The next order date will be Jan. 7th.
  8. Monday is the last day to purchase your Christmas Dance tickets.  Signed guest forms for guests that are not LuHi students are due in the office by 3:05pm on WEDNESDAY.
  9. Come support our LuHi musicians as they perform their Christmas concert on Monday evening at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigal Dinner - 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

Saturday’s Activities:

JV/V Girls Basketball @Home vs. South County Vipers - 6:15pm.  Remember to bring a toy for a child in Taylorville!!!

Madrigal Dinner - 6:30pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center

This Week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Grace H. in Health and Spanish 2 for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.  In Health, Grace and her partner had a perfect score on their Drug Abuse presentation.

Sophomore Natalie S. in Honors English 10 for consistent positive effort in class or on homework, and consistent excellence in journal writing; and in PE for being a positive presence in class.

Sophomore Kiersten O. in Health for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.  Kiersten and her partner had a perfect score on their Drug Abuse presentation.

Freshman Josephine B. in Religion 9 for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. Josie consistently turns in homework assignments early. Also, in Biology for an excellent Genetics Research Report.

Also nominated:  Patrick V., Elizabeth F., Brett W., Emma S. and Kaci W.

This Week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Elizabeth F. in cheer.  This is Elizabeth's first year of cheering. She's always smiling, willing to help others, and step up when needed.  She's fun, loving, and a great squad member!

Junior Emma S. in girls basketball.  Emma has done a nice job this week passing the ball and playing good defense. She took a charge against South Fork as well. Her energy and positive attitude have had a great impact on our team this season.

Senior Hank H. in boys basketball for being a team player first and also for scoring his 1,000th career point on Tuesday night.


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Psalm 62:2,  “He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Friday’s Lunch Option:  Chick-fil-A

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Jay M.

  1. Thank you to everyone who made #GivingTuesday a success!  We greatly appreciate receiving all of the items donated.
  2. Tomorrow, before 2nd hour, is the deadline to bring in pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House.  
  3. Remember to bring in your donations of small personal items to make gift bags for the Lewis Memorial residents.  Donations may be left in the box outside the office.
  4. Concordia University, Chicago will be here at lunch on Friday.
  5. Only 3 more times to order Shopper’s Blessings this year.  Order dates are Dec. 3rd, 10th & 17th.

Girls Basketball Update:

The girls basketball team won vs. Decatur Christian last night 56-16.  The girls got off to a 23-0 start in the first quarter. All 12 girls who played scored. Leading the way in scoring were Emma S., Aryanna H. and Emma D. with 8 points each. Team improves to 6-1 on the season.  We play again at Decatur LSA on Thursday.

Boys Basketball Update:

Both the JV and Varsity boys won their first home game of the season last night.  The boys played great and the fans had a fun night supporting the teams. The boys return home again on Friday night vs. Routt.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech practice for those competing on Saturday - 3:05-4:00

Madrigal practice - 3:10   Everyone must be there!!!

Scholastic Bowl @ New Berlin - 5:00

Service Hour Opportunity:

Radio station WFMB  is looking for students interested in earning service hours taking tickets during a basketball tournament on Saturday, December 1st from 4-11pm at the BOS Center downtown.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Salvation

Bible Verse:  Psalm 51:12,  “Restore unto me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos, toppings, Rice Krispie treat and Lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. Please welcome Ally D. shadowing today with Freshman Josie B.
  2. Today is #GivingTuesday.  Thank you to everyone who donated items!!  Watch our Facebook page for a picture of the many donations received that will directly benefit LuHi students.
  3. Leadership Announcements...

     -Leadership Team Leaders will meet today for lunch in the Bio room.

     -Thursday, before 2nd hour, is the deadline to bring in pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House.  

     -Leadership is hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch is this Friday!  Orders taken on Thursday after announcements.

     -Leadership is collecting donations of small personal items such as lotions, healthy snacks, small decorations for rooms or doors/windows, etc. to make gift bags for the Lewis Memorial residents this Friday during Leadership time.  Donations may be left in the box outside the office.

     -Finally, all Leadership Teams will meet in the cafeteria on Friday.

  1. Concordia University, Chicago will be here at lunch on Friday.
  2. Illinois College in Jacksonville is offering WINTER Track Camps.  Spots are limited. Stop by the school office for a flyer.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech practice for those competing on Saturday - 3:05-4:00

JV Scholastic Bowl practice - until 4pm

Girls Varsity Basketball @ Decatur Christian - 6pm

JV/V Boys Basketball @ HOME vs. Hartsburg - 6:15pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Radio station WFMB  is looking for students interested in earning service hours taking tickets during a basketball tournament on Saturday, December 1st from 4-11pm at the BOS Center downtown.

 

Update to Tuesday's Shield...We are asking all students to purchase small items to make gift bags for residents at Lewis Memorial.  Items could include personal items (such as small hand lotions), decorations for rooms (like window clings), treats (not all sugar!), etc.  Please bring items to school next week.

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Everlasting

Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 32:40,  “I will make an everlasting covenant with them:  I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me.”

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. A representative from CACC will be here to speak with interested Sophomores and Juniors today at lunch.
  2. Texas Roadhouse Night is TONIGHT from 3-10pm!  Pick up a flyer from the office or Facebook and join us to support LuHi.
  3. Shopper’s Blessings are Cash & Carry today only.  See or call Mrs. Haynes. The next order date is Monday, Nov. 26th, after Thanksgiving break.   We are currently collecting copy paper, Band Aides, cherry cough drops, and facial tissue (kleenex) for #GivingTuesday.  Items may be dropped off in the school office. If you are out shopping this weekend, please keep the LuHi Auction in mind.  Auction donations are being accepted now in the school office.
  4. Lost and Found has been placed on the bench by the wall of windows in the Commons.  Please come look through everything to see if there is something you may have lost. All items will be donated at the end of today, so be sure to check out the large selection of items by 3:15pm today.

Girls Basketball Update:

The Lady Crusader basketball team won its game vs. Carrollton at the Waverly Turkey Tourney 62-59!  This win sends the girls into the championship game! Congratulations.

Boys Basketball Update:

The boys started their New Berlin tournament play vs. a very physical North Mac team.  The boys were in the game through the middle of the 3rd quarter when North Mac started to pull away.  The boys fell, but continue to work to gain team chemistry.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice - 3:05-4:00

Varsity Boys Basketball in Gene Bergschneider Turkey Tourney vs. Lincolnwood at New Berlin - 5:00pm

The Academic Spotlight for Nov 5-13 shines on:

Junior Ashleigh F. in Religion for excellent daily work and test score.

Sophomore Paige B. in Ceramics for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. Paige has developed amazing skills and craftsmanship in this class and her work continues to amaze everyone!

Freshman Ella C. in Physical Science for excellent class participation, behavior, and leadership, consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and for reaching the required participation points for second quarter in less than 3 weeks!

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 19, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Everlasting

Bible Verse:  Daniel 12:2,  “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake:  some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Puppy Chow and Lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. SADD meeting during break today in the Chapel.
  2. Boys Basketball and Cheerleader winter sports fees are due today.
  3. Illinois Wesleyan University is here today at lunch; and tomorrow, a representative from CACC will be here to speak with any interested Sophomores and Juniors.
  4. Texas Roadhouse Night is tomorrow from 4-8pm!  Pick up a flyer from the office or print one off from the Ledger and join us to support LuHi.
  5. Shopper’s Blessings are Cash & Carry only this week.  See Mrs. Haynes. The next order date is Monday, Nov. 26th.
  6. Please support LuHi on #GivingTuesday.  We are collecting copy paper, Band Aides, cherry cough drops, and facial tissue (kleenex).  Items may be dropped off in the school office.
  7. If you’re out shopping this weekend, why not pick up an item for the LuHi Auction?  Auction donations are being accepted now in the school office.

Girls Basketball Update:

Girls Basketball picked up two more wins over the weekend at the Waverly Tourney.  Friday night saw the Lady Crusaders beat North Greene 57-26 as the team made 9 three pointers, scored by 5 different players. Saturday, the girls defeated South Fork 45-35 in a game where 9 different players scored.  Great job ladies! The next game is tonight @ 6:00 in Waverly.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice - 3:05-4:00 and also tomorrow at 3:05

Madrigal rehearsal - 3:10pm and tomorrow morning at 7:15am

Varsity Girls Basketball Turkey Tourney vs.Carrollton @ Waverly - 6:00pm

Varsity Boys Basketball in Gene Bergschneider Turkey Tourney vs. North Mac at New Berlin - 6:30pm

Board of Directors meeting - 7pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 16, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Generosity

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 11:25,  “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

Happy Birthday yesterday to:  Sophomores Sydney B. and Kylie G.

  1. Teachers, please take a Chick-fil-A lunch count after announcements and send to the office ASAP.
  2. Shopper’s blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  3. SADD meeting during break on Monday.  Come to hear what this organization is all about.  You may also sign up at that time.
  4. Madrigal rehearsals on Monday at 3:10pm and Tuesday at 7:15am.
  5. Texas Roadhouse Night is coming!  Pick up a flyer from the office or print one off from the Ledger and join us on Tuesday night from 4-8pm to support LuHi.
  6. Rock Climbing is cancelled tonight due to lack of climbers.
  7. Any teacher that ordered a pizza - they are in the workroom refrigerator.
  8. Any junior who did not pick up their pizzas from yesterday, see Mr. Schorfheide.
  9. Boys basketball and cheerleading winter sports fees are due by Monday.
  10. Upcoming post-graduate visits:  Illinois Wesleyan University on Monday, Nov. 19th and Concordia, Chicago on Nov. 30th.  For Sophomores and Juniors, a representative from CACC will be here on Tuesday, Nov. 20th during lunches.  All visits are listed on the school’s online calendar. If you just want to see these visits, click “View Schedules” on the right side of the screen and select “College Visits”.
  11. Last night the JV girls won their game  vs Williamsville 44-8. Everyone scored and it was a fantastic victory.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice - 3:05-4:00

Varsity Girls Basketball Turkey Tourney vs. White Hall (North Greene) @ Waverly - 7:30pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Elementary Bible Bowl @ LuHi - 10am

Varsity Girls Basketball Turkey Tourney vs. South Fork @ Waverly - 1:30pm

Sunday’s Activities:

NHS Induction Ceremony - 1:30pm in the Chapel

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery Children's Holiday Store needs volunteers Dec. 1st to Dec. 22nd.  If you can help, please sign up online on the nursery’s website at www.miniobeirne.org.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

The Cast and Crew of “Airline” for an outstanding performance over the weekend.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Freshman Abigail B. for her 2nd place finish at the IHSA Sectional Diving Competition on Saturday.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Generosity

Bible Verse:  2 Corinthians 9:6,  “Remember this:  whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Arianna Akers

Today’s Lunch Option:   Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

  1. The Air National Guard visits today during lunch.
  2. If any Junior has a Pizza Order form that didn’t get turned in yesterday, give it to Mr. Schorfheide ASAP.
  3. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s box until 3:05pm today.
  4. Tonight is Parent/Teacher Conferences in the Chapel from 5-7pm.  It is an Open House style set up, first-come, first-served. Please be aware of lines forming and schedule an individual time with the teacher(s) if more time is needed.
  5. Band will rehearse tomorrow morning at 7:15am.
  6. Team Leaders will meet for lunch tomorrow in the Bio room.
  7. Tomorrow is also Winter Sports pictures after school in the Gym for Speech Team, Girls and Boys Basketball, and Cheer.
  8. Leadership will sponsor a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  Orders will be taken tomorrow after announcements. Student Council members that want a Chick-fil-A lunch need to see Mrs. Gilman to place your orders TODAY.
  9. The second Shopper’s blessings orders for the week are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am on Friday.
  10. Rock Climbing on Friday after school for those signed up.  If you have questions, see Mr. Kammerlohr.
  11. Please join NHS in welcoming their newest members at their Induction Ceremony this Sunday in the Chapel at 1:30pm.
  12. There will be a SADD [Students Against Destructive Decisions] introductory meeting during break on Monday.  Please plan to attend to see what this organization is all about. You may sign up for SADD at that time.
  13. Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser Night is next Tuesday.  All funds raised go directly to the school operations fund, directly impacting YOU, the students of Lutheran High.  Please pick up or print off a flyer and plan to attend Texas Roadhouse Night on Tuesday...why cook before preparing Thanksgiving dinner???!!!

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice - 3:05-4:00 and again on Friday afternoon

Madrigals - 3:10pm and again Friday morning at 7:15AM

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery Children's Holiday Store opens Saturday, December 1st at Fairhills Mall and they need hundreds of responsible volunteers to make the store run.  While parents wait, children shop with an “elf” volunteer, following their budget and finding just the right gift for those special people on their list. Gifts range from $1 to $15 and are wrapped and tagged for gift giving by the children. Volunteers 14 years of age or older can serve as greeters, wrappers, and “elf” assistants to help the shoppers.  The store is open daily through Saturday, December 22nd - weekdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays Noon to 5 p.m. If you can help, please sign up online on the nursery’s website at www.miniobeirne.org.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Generosity

Bible Verse:  Hebrews 13:16,  “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

Happy Birthday today to:

Today’s Lunch Option:   Tacos/Nachos, toppings, pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting, and lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:   Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

  1. An all-aboard bananas to the cast and crew of "Airline" for outstanding performances this past weekend.  Everyone did a great job and should feel great about the weekend. We had large audiences both nights and that's a tribute to your hard work and dedication.
  2. Shopper’s blessings are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.  AND...there’s one more chance this week to get gift cards for your Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping on Friday by 11:45am.
  3. Junior Pizza Fundraiser orders and money due to Mr. Schorfheide by the end of the day today.  There will be a short Junior meeting after Chapel.
  4. Tomorrow night is Parent/Teacher Conferences in the Chapel from 5-7pm.  It is an Open House style set up, first-come, first-served. Please be aware of lines forming and schedule an individual time with the teacher(s) if more time is needed.
  5. Speech Team will meet this week today, tomorrow, and Friday from 3:05-4:00.  The Speech Team photo will be taken after school on Thursday in the gym.
  6. Madrigals will rehearse tomorrow and Thursday at 3:10pm and Friday morning at 7:15am.
  7. Band will rehearse Thursday morning at 7:15am.
  8. Thursday is Winter Sports pictures after school in the Gym.
  9. Leadership will sponsor a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  Orders will be taken on Thursday.
  10. Rock Climbers:  our first climbing date is Friday.  Sign up with Mr. K as soon as possible if you are interested in going.  First time rock climbers are welcome. Rock Gym 101 should be offered.
  11. Interested in Track Training Camp...go to "illinoiscollegegetcamps.com" and check it out.  Questions ...contact Coach Dietel.
  12. The Air National Guard visits tomorrow during lunch.

Girls Basketball Update:

The Girls Basketball Varsity team picked up a win last night 38-32 at Illini Central.  After a slow start, which saw the Lady Crusaders down 23-14 at halftime, the girls fought back for the win. Great job, ladies!

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice - 3:05-4:00

Tonight is FAFSA Part 2 at 6:30pm in the Chapel.  If you missed FAFSA Part 1, you can catch up with the slide presentation located on our website (Academics tab/Counseling/FAFSA Presentation).

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 9, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  Romans 4:13,  “It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.”

Happy Birthday today to:

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:   Tacos/Nachos, toppings, pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting, and lemonade, $4

  1. Today is a special Veterans’ Day Chapel & Assembly.  You are to sit in Chapel seating for the service. The first three rows are reserved for our guests; therefore, the first row of students will be seated in the 4th row of seats.  The last row of students will be seated in the last row of chairs.
  2. If you have canned food, bring it to Mrs. Quigg’s room before 3:05pm TODAY, labeled, for your class to get credit.  The famous NHS Turkey is awaiting a new class home!!!
  3. Join us at the Fall Play tonight and tomorrow night at 7pm!
  4. Come to Eisenhower pool tomorrow at 9am to support Freshman Abigail B. as she competes in the IHSA Sectional Diving Meet.  Entry is just $5 for a day of exciting swimming and diving competition.
  5. Tuesday is FAFSA Part 2 at 6:30pm in the Chapel.
  6. Wednesday is Parent/Teacher Conferences in the Chapel from 5-7pm.
  7. Thursday is Winter Sports pictures after school in the Gym.
  8. Rock Climbers:  our first climbing date is Friday, Nov. 16th.  Sign up with Mr. K as soon as possible if you are interested in going.  First time rock climbers are welcome. Rock Gym 101 should be offered.
  9. The weather has set the stage for track season.  Let's get ready for winter training by going to an Illinois College Winter Track Camp.  Space is limited, so go to "illinoiscollegegetcamps.com" and check it out. The camps are all held in the Illinois College indoor track. Each session covers several track & field events.  The dates are December 2nd and 9th; and January 6th and 13th. The times are two hour segments from 2-4 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. If you have questions, contact Coach Dietel.

Tonight’s Activities:

Fall Play - 7pm

Saturday’s Activities:

IHSA diving competition - 9am at Eisenhower Pool in Springfield

Fall Play - 7pm

Monday’s Activities:

There is no school on Monday in observance of Veterans’ Day.

JV/V Girls begin their basketball season at Mason City vs. Illini Central - 6pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Sam G in Religion for excellent insights and work.

Juniors Britta B and Emily S in PE for excellent class participation, behavior and leadership, as well as passing all of the Army National Guard PT testing with flying colors!

Freshman Adam A in Spanish I for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and in PE for being a positive leader.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  Galatians 3:29,  “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Freshman Ryan R.

  1. Leadership Teams will meet in their assigned classrooms for leadership time today.  Tomorrow, we will be on Assembly Schedule for a special Veterans’ Day Chapel & Assembly.
  2. Tomorrow is the final day for the NHS Canned Food Drive.  Bring your non-perishable food items, with your graduation year labeled, to Mrs. Quigg’s room for your class to get credit for your donation.
  3. Bring in your pop can tabs to support Leadership’s efforts for Ronald McDonald House.
  4. Madrigals will rehearse at 7:15am tomorrow morning.
  5. Class rings will be delivered tomorrow morning at 7:45am in the cafeteria.  Bring your payment with you and be on time. Picking up a class ring will not constitute an excused tardy!
  6. Freshman Abigail B. will be competing in the IHSA Sectional Diving Meet on Saturday at 9am.  Please come out and support her at this local meet at Springfield's Eisenhower pool- $5 will get you into the dive and swim meet.  If you have never been to a swim/dive meet, come out because it is VERY exciting to watch! Go, Abigail!
  7. Next Tuesday, Nov. 13th, is FAFSA Part 2 at 6:30pm in the Chapel.  If you missed FAFSA Part 1, you can catch up with the slide presentation located on our website (Academics tab/Counseling/FAFSA Presentation).
  8. Wednesday, Nov. 14th is Parent/Teacher Conferences in the Chapel from 5-7pm.  It is an Open House style set up, first-come, first-served. Please be aware of lines forming and schedule an individual time with the teacher(s) if more time is needed.
  9. Thursday, Nov. 15th is Winter Sports Pictures after school in the Gym.
  10. The Fall Play is tomorrow and Saturday nights at 7pm.  Tickets are still on sale in the school office. They will also be available at the door.  Come support the drama students as they demonstrate the weeks of hard work they’ve put in memorizing their lines and staging for these two performances.  Adult tickets are $10, student tickets are $8.

Tonight’s Activities:

Final Tech Week Rehearsal - 4:00 to ….. 7:30ish????

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  Acts 2:39,  “The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off -- for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

Today’s Lunch Option:  Pasta Alfredo, Green beans, Garlic bread, Rice Krispies and Lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

  1. Yankee Candle orders are in!  Sophomores, please pick up your order TODAY after school in the office.  See Mrs. Gibler if you have any questions or concerns about your order.
  2. If you have not paid for and picked up the Fall Play T-shirt that you ordered, do so or your shirt will be sold to someone else.
  3. The NHS Food Drive is this week!  Bring non-perishable food items, with your graduation year labeled, to Mrs. Quigg’s room by Friday for your class to get credit for your donation.
  4. The Leadership Team Leaders ask that you remember to bring pop can tabs for Ronald McDonald House.
  5. There will be a  SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) organizational meeting tomorrow morning at 8:30am in the Chapel.  All students are invited to come hear what SADD is and sign up if you are interested in joining.
  6. Scholastic Bowl will have an “Open Gym” after school tomorrow in Mrs. Devine’s classroom.
  7. Any Freshman interested in running for a class office, please see Mrs. McCulley for a ballot.  Your completed ballot, with 15 classmate signatures and 2 teacher signatures, must be turned in to Mrs. McCulley tomorrow.
  8. Due to Veterans’ Day on Sunday, we are having Leadership time on Thursday (regular Thursday schedule) and a Veterans’ Day Chapel & Assembly on Friday (Assembly schedule) this week.
  9. Team Leaders will meet tomorrow during lunch in the Bio Room.
  10. Class rings will be delivered on Friday morning at 7:45am in the cafeteria.  Bring your payment with you.
  11. Upcoming post-graduate visits:  The Air National Guard on Wednesday, Nov. 14th, Illinois Wesleyan University on Monday, Nov. 19th, and Concordia, Chicago on Nov. 30th.  For Sophomores and Juniors, a representative from CACC will be here on Tuesday, Nov. 20th during lunches.

Tonight’s Activities:

Don’t forget Math Help every Tuesday and Thursday after school in Numbers!

Tech rehearsal - 4-7:30

Sports Rules Meeting - 7pm in the Cafeteria

Education Committee meeting - 7pm - Conference Room

Service Hour Opportunity:

A LuHi neighbor needs leaves raked.  If interested, please come to the school office to get contact information.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, November 5, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Promise

Bible Verse:  Joshua 21:45,  “Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Pasta Alfredo, Green beans, Garlic bread, Rice Krispies and Lemonade, $4

  1. Current NHS members meet today at break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  2. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  3. The NHS Food Drive is this week!  Bring non-perishable food items, with your graduation year labeled, to Mrs. Quigg’s room by Friday for your class to get credit for your donation.
  4. Winter Sports Rules meeting tomorrow night at 7pm in the gym.
  5. Students interested in participating or learning more about SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) should attend an organizational meeting on Wednesday morning at 8:30am in the Chapel.  All students are invited to come hear what SADD is and sign up if you are interested in joining.
  6. Any Freshman interested in running for President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer of the freshman class, please see Mrs. McCulley for a ballot.  Your completed ballot, with 15 classmate signatures and 2 teacher signatures must be turned in to Mrs. McCulley by Wednesday.
  7. Class rings will be delivered on Friday morning at 7:45am in the cafeteria.  Bring your payment with you; checks are payable to Jostens. Be on time to pick yours up as picking up a class ring will NOT be a reason for an excused tardy.
  8. The only madrigal practice this week will be Friday morning at 7:15.  No rehearsals tonight or Thursday due to Fall play tech week.
  9. The Junior class is selling Take n’ Bake pizzas now through Nov. 13th.  Pick up is on Thursday, Nov. 15th. See a Junior to order your pizzas.
  10. Reserve your tickets for this year’s Fall Play, Airplane.  The play is this Fri. and Sat. night at 7pm.
  11. Thanks again to everyone who helped, donated time or items, and/or ate at the Brunch.  We raised $3,606.04 for the Lutheran High operating budget.
  12. With the stress of the last few weeks and the end of the semester quickly approaching, we welcome Comfort Dogs Dinah, Noah, and Bethany at school today.

Tonight’s Activities:

Tech rehearsal - 4-7:30

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, November 2, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Saved

Bible Verse:  1 Timothy 2:3-4,  “This is good and pleases God our savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”

Happy Birthday on Saturday to:  Sophomore Grace H. and Freshman Zade K.

                            and on Sunday to:  Sophomore Nick Q.

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Pasta Alfredo, Green beans, Garlic bread, Rice Krispies and Lemonade, $4

  1. Leadership team leaders should be released a few minutes early to prepare for leadership time.  A reminder that everyone is to meet in the chapel today for leadership.
  2. Any Freshman interested in running for President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer of the freshman class, please see Mrs. McCulley for a ballot.  Your completed ballot, with 15 signatures of your classmates and 2 teacher signatures must be turned in to Mrs. McCulley by Wednesday, Nov 7th!
  3. Lincoln College visits today during lunch.
  4. Volleyball uniforms are due to Coach McCulley today.
  5. There will be a meeting for current NHS members on Monday during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  6. The Junior class is selling Take n’ Bake pizzas now through Nov. 13th.  Pick up is on Thursday Nov. 15th. See a Junior to order your pizzas.
  7. The NHS Food Drive is Monday through Friday next week.  Bring your non-perishable food items, with your graduation year labeled, to Mrs. Quigg’s room for your class to get credit for your donation.  The winning class will receive a free dress down day and the famous NHS Turkey! Although there are prizes for this food drive, remember that we are all God’s children and are called to serve one another.  According to 1 Peter 4:10, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in [all] its various forms.”
  8. The Winter Sports Rules meeting is Tuesday night at 7pm in the gym.  If you did not attend the rules meeting in the fall, you MUST attend the meeting tonight with at least one parent to participate in winter sports.
  9. Reserve your tickets for this year’s Fall Play, Airplane.  The play is Fri. and Sat., Nov. 9 & 10 at 7pm.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech team- 3:10-4

Play rehearsal - 3:30-6:00

Saturday’s Activities:

Crusader Aider Craft Fair - 9am-2pm

1st Tech Week Play Rehearsal - 12:30-4pm   With the elementary volleyball tournament and the craft fair in the building, cast and crew members MUST stay in your designated drama areas during the entire rehearsal.

Reminder that Saturday’s Girls Basketball practice is at Calvary from 9:30-11:30.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Jillian M. in World History for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework. She consistently turns in assignments early.  Also in Publications for consistent positive attitude.

Freshman Alex C. for consistent positive attitude and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test in Health, as well as consistent positive attitude in PE.

Junior Kyleigh M. in World History for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework consistently turning in assignments early.  

Natalie D. in Religion for excellent insights, work, and enthusiasm.

Also nominated were:  Lauren L., Danielle L., Elizabeth F., Paige B., Chloe G., Sam G., and Lauren K.

This week’s Activity Spotlight shines on:

All of the students who helped as servant leaders for the open house last night.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Saved

Bible Verse:  Psalm 80:3,  “Restore us, O God; make you face shine upon us, that we may be saved.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Leadership Team Leaders will meet in the Bio Room today for lunch.
  2. Our Open House for prospective students is tonight at 6:30pm in the Chapel.  If you know a 7th or 8th grade student, please invite them, and if you have been asked to work at the open house, please be here on time.  Also, everyone needs to clean the area around your locker and make sure your locker is locked by 3:10 today.  Any items remaining around or on top of your lockers after school will be discarded.
  3. Volleyball and Football players need to pick up their wooden name signs today.
  4. Service Hour forms for baking cookies for the blood drive are due tomorrow.
  5. Volleyball uniforms are due to Coach McCulley tomorrow.
  6. There will be a meeting for current NHS members on Monday during break.
  7. Remember to donate to the National Honor Society Food Drive from Nov. 5th through the 9th.  All items donated will be sent to Inner City Mission. Our goal this year is 2,000 items. Make sure you write your graduation year on each item and turn them in to Mrs. Quigg’s room to get credit for your class total.
  8. The Winter Sports Rules meeting is Tuesday at 7pm in the gym.  If you are playing basketball or cheerleading and did not attend the rules meeting in the fall, you MUST attend the meeting on Tuesday with at least one parent to participate in sports.
  9. Reserve your tickets for this year’s Fall Play, Airplane.  The play is Friday and Saturday, November 9 & 10 at 7pm.
  10. Lincoln College visits tomorrow during lunches.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech team will practice today and tomorrow from 3:10-4

Play rehearsal - 4-5pm

OPEN HOUSE for prospective students - 6:30pm in the Chapel


DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Saved

Bible Verse:  Acts 4:12,  “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

Today’s Lunch Option is:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. LuHi is hosting an Open House for prospective students tomorrow night at 6:30pm in the Chapel with tours of the building and meeting teachers in their classrooms following the program.  Please let any of your 7th and 8th grade friends and neighbors know about this event. Thank you!
  2. Volleyball and Football players need to pick up their wooden name signs by the end of school Thursday.
  3. Items that need to be taken care of by the end of school on Friday:  turn in Service Hour forms if you baked cookies for the blood drive AND turn in Volleyball uniforms to Coach McCulley.
  4. Tuesday is the Winter Sports Rules meeting.  If you are playing basketball or cheerleading and did not attend the rules meeting in the fall, you MUST attend the meeting on Tuesday with at least one parent to participate in sports.

Tonight’s Activities:

Scholastic Bowl “Open Gym” - 3:10 in Mrs. Devine’s classroom

Madrigals - 3:10

Service Hour Opportunity:

**We still need a few bakers to bake cookies for the Open House tomorrow.  Thank you to those who have already signed up. Remember that cookies are due in the office tomorrow morning.  Sign up in the school office if you can help.

**Volunteers for admissions at the elementary State Volleyball Tournament on Saturday & Sunday.  See Mrs. Gilman to sign up.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Saved

Bible Verse:  Ephesians 2:4-5,  “but because of His great love for us, God who is rich in mercy made us alive in Christ even when we’re dead in transgressions, it is by grace you have been saved.”

Today’s Lunch Option is:  Tacos/nachos, toppings, brownies and lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option is:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Congratulations to the band and choir on last night’s fall music concert.  Everyone worked hard and it showed in your performance. Mr. Schorfheide is very proud of you for an excellent concert.  Also, congratulations to Junior Emili P. for being selected to the District 4 IMEA All District Band. She will perform this Saturday at Western Illinois University in Macomb.
  2. Tomorrow will be a FREE dress down day to celebrate Reformation - NO COSTUMES!
  3. There will be a Scholastic Bowl "Open Gym" tomorrow after school in Mrs. Devine’s classroom.  No obligation! Just come find out what Scholastic Bowl is and how much fun it can be!
  4. Spread the word about our upcoming Open House for prospective students  - Thursday at 6:30pm in the Chapel with tours of the building following the program.
  5. If you baked cookies for the blood drive and haven’t completed your Service Hour form, please do so by this Friday.  Either Mrs. Gilman or Mrs. Conner in the office will be happy to sign the form for you.
  6. Please turn in Volleyball uniforms to Coach McCulley by Friday.
  7. Any Volleyball or Football player who wants his/her wooden name sign, needs to come and get it from outside the gym entrance by Thursday, please.
  8. Next Tuesday, Nov. 6th is the Winter Sports Rules meeting.  If you are playing basketball or cheerleading and did not attend the rules meeting in the fall, you MUST attend the meeting on Nov. 6th with at least one parent, to participate in sports
  9. Reserve your tickets soon for this year’s Fall Play, Airplane.  The play is Friday and Saturday, November 9 & 10 at 7pm.
  10. Lincoln College visits this Friday during lunches.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigals - 3:10

Speech Team - 3:10-4:00

Fall Play rehearsal - 4-6:30pm - Parent meeting at 6:30pm

Boys basketball open gym - 6:30-7:30pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

**Lots of bakers needed to bake cookies of all varieties for the Open House on Thursday.  Heat up those ovens tonight and tomorrow night and let’s fill the kitchen window with wonderful treats for our visitors.  Sign up in the school office if you can help.

**Taking tickets for the 7th & 8th grade Girls State Volleyball Tournament on Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 3rd & 4th, at LLCC, The Gym & the 8th Street Gym.  See Mrs. Gilman to sign up for a time slot.

Community Event:

The University of Illinois, Springfield invites the Springfield community to its International Festival to share an evening of cultural exhibits, artistic performances, food tasting, and more on Friday, November 2nd from 5-8pm at the Recreation and Athletic Center located on the south side of the UIS campus. This year’s theme is "One World, Different Faces.”  For more information, contact the Office of International Student Services at (217)206-6678 or e-mail iss@uis.edu.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 29, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Saved

Bible Verse:  Acts 2:21  “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option is:  Tacos/nachos, toppings, brownies and lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Russell C.

  1. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  2. There is a Junior class meeting today during break in Mr. Schorfheide’s room.
  3. Join the band and choir tonight at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center as they showcase their talent and their hard work over the past quarter.
  4. Wednesday will be a FREE dress down day to celebrate Reformation.
  5. Spread the word about our upcoming Open House for prospective students on Thursday, November 1st.  Your testimony about Lutheran High’s education is the best way to bring new students and their parents in to look at LuHi.
  6. Tech Week for the Fall Play begins on Saturday (12:30-4pm); the Crusader Aider Craft Fair is also on Saturday from 9am-3pm.
  7. Next Tuesday, Nov. 6th is the Winter Sports Rules meeting.  If you are playing basketball or cheerleading and did not attend the rules meeting in the fall, you MUST attend the meeting on Nov. 6th with at least one parent, to participate in sports.
  8. National Honor Society’s annual canned food drive will take place from Nov. 5-9.  This year’s collection will benefit the Inner City Mission in Springfield. Remember to write your graduation year on the donated items for your class to receive credit.  The winning class will receive a break the dress code day and the famous NHS Turkey! The goal this year is 2,000 items to feed Springfield’s hungry.
  9. Upcoming post-graduate visits: Lincoln College this Friday, The Air National Guard on Wednesday, Nov. 14th, and Illinois Wesleyan University on Monday, Nov. 19th.  For Sophomores and Juniors, a representative from CACC will be here on Tuesday, Nov. 20th during lunches.
  10. If you ordered football playoff spiritwear, see Mrs. McCulley sometime today in her office to pick it up.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks during break.

Cross Country Update:

Congratulations to our three runners in the IHSA Cross Country Sectionals, Elizabeth E., Abigail B., and Justin K.

Tonight’s Activities:

Fall Play rehearsal - 4-6:00pm - We will rehearse on the floor in the BACK of the Performing Arts Center.  Please remind your parents that there is a parent meeting tomorrow night after practice at 6:30pm in the Chapel.

Service Hour Opportunities:

Taking tickets for the 7th & 8th grade Girls State Volleyball Tournament on Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 3rd & 4th, at LLCC, The Gym & the 8th Street Gym.  See Mrs. Gilman to sign up for a time slot.

Community Event:

The University of Illinois, Springfield invites the Springfield community to its International Festival to share an evening of cultural exhibits, artistic performances, food tasting, and more on Friday, November 2nd from 5-8pm at the Recreation and Athletic Center located on the south side of the UIS campus. This year’s theme is "One World, Different Faces.”  For more information, contact the Office of International Student Services at (217)206-6678 or e-mail iss@uis.edu.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 26, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Possibility

Bible Verse:  Job 42:2,  “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. SIU-E visits today at lunch.
  2. Lost and Found items are set out by the windows until 3:05pm.  Any items remaining after 3:10 today will be donated.
  3. Turn in Brunch service hour forms to the office before the end of school today.
  4. Be sure to bring your ID when you are called out of class to donate blood.
  5. Reminder that the school building is closed tomorrow from 7:30am to 2:00pm for the ACT test.  The only people allowed in the building are the proctors and those students taking the test.
  6. Are you interested joining Scholastic Bowl?  Do you need to know what Scholastic Bowl is? If you are interested in playing or if you just need to know what it is, see Mrs. Devine.
  7. Join the band and choir on Monday night at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center.
  8. Spread the word about our upcoming Open House for prospective students on November 1st.  Your testimony about Lutheran High’s education is the best way to bring new students and their parents in to look at LuHi.

Volleyball Update:

The Lady Crusaders came out and battled hard last night.  Although game one threw us for a loop with an injury, the girls never stopped battling.  Losing game 1, the girls knew they could come out and keep their dream alive. They battled point for point, playing their hearts out and leaving it all on the floor.  The girls unfortunately lost 25-27, but they made their fans proud. They gave their all, worked their tails off, and in spite of all the adversity this year, they continued to work hard every day!   Thank you to my seniors and thank you to my girls for making me so proud.

Fans: you are incredible!!  We have the best fans hands down and our girls continued to battle because we knew you were behind us all the way!  Thanks for a great season, the girls finished 24-11. Be proud ladies, keep your heads high!

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team practice from 3:10-4:00

Fall Play rehearsal - 4-6:30pm   Please remind your parents that there is a parent meeting on Tuesday after practice at 6:30pm in the Chapel.

Saturday’s Activities:

Cross Country IHSA Sectionals @ Elmwood - 10am

Football Playoffs @ Maroa-Forsyth - 1:00pm

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Lucas P. in Statistics for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test; overcoming obstacles to complete a project.

Junior J.T. W. in Religion for excellent work and insights.

Sophomore Ysabella A. in Spanish for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership,  and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive attitude; and in Health for an excellent quiz score and class participation.

Freshman Shyam P. in Physical Science for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Also nominated were:  Ella C., Michaela C., Patrick V., Ryan R., Paige B. and Lauren K.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Elizabeth E., Freshman Abigail B., and Freshman Justin K. for advancing to Saturday’s IHSA Cross Country Sectionals.

And the Girls Volleyball Team for continuing to battle until the very end.  With any adversity they faced this year, including last night, they maintained composure and continued to fight until the last point.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Possibility

Bible Verse:  Luke 1:37,  “For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Friday’s Lunch Option: Chick-fil-A, $5 per meal ($5 extra sandwich)

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Jon A.

  1. Teachers, please take a Chick-fil-A lunch count after announcements today.
  2. Leadership team leaders will meet during lunch today in the Bio room.
  3. SIU-E visits during lunch today.
  4. Madrigals rehearse at 7:15am tomorrow morning.
  5. Lost and Found items will be set out by the windows tomorrow during 2nd hour until 3:05pm.  Any items remaining after 3:10 tomorrow will be donated.  
  6. Turn in signed Brunch service hour forms before the end of school tomorrow.
  7. Last chance to sign up for the blood drive.  For those signed up to donate, please remember your ID tomorrow.  For 16 year old students, remember your signed permission slip as well.
  8. We will be taking a fan van to tonight’s volleyball game, so if you are interested in riding, sign up before the end of lunches today in the office.  Cost is $2.
  9. The band and choir have been hard at work rehearsing for their concert.  Join them Monday night at 7pm in the Chapel/Performing Arts Center as they showcase their talent for the LuHi community.

Tonight’s Activities:

Speech Team will NOT meet today.  Instead, you will meet tomorrow from 3:10-4:00.

Fall Play rehearsal - 4-6:30pm

Volleyball IHSA Regional play vs. Routt @ Greenview High School - 6pm   Remember to dress wild tonight to support our Lady Crusaders.

Service Hour Opportunities:

-Baking cookies for the blood drive.  Sign up by noon today in the office.

-Load & unload boxes @ Trinity Grade School on Saturday starting at 8:15am.  See Mrs. Gilman.

-Taking tickets for the 7th & 8th grade Girls State Volleyball Tournament on Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 3rd & 4th, at LLCC, The Gym & the 8th Street Gym.  See Mrs. Gilman to sign up for a time slot.

Community Opportunities:

Aunt Fluffy’s Child Care is looking for high school students to help after school.  Contact the business for more information or to apply.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Possibility

Bible Verse:  Luke 18:27,  “But He said, ‘The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.’”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

Friday’s Lunch Option: Chick-fil-A, $5 per meal ($5 extra sandwich)

  1. SIU-E visits on Friday.
  2. The band will rehearse at 7:15am tomorrow morning; Madrigals at 7:15am on Friday morning.
  3. Honor Card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:05pm today.
  4. Be sure to get your Brunch service hour forms signed by Mrs. Haynes and turned in by Friday.
  5. There are still some spots left for the blood drive.  16 year old students must have a parent signed permission form.  Sign up in the office. Also, we still need lots of cookies! Please sign up in the office to bake cookies for those donating.  You get service hours!

Volleyball Update:

Congratulations to the Lady Crusaders who beat Franklin in 3 to continue on in post-season play.  They will play Routt tomorrow night at Greenview High School at 6pm. We will be taking a fan van, so if you are interested in riding, sign up today in the office.  Cost is $2.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigals - 3:10pm

Tech Crew meeting - 4-5pm  (or until 6pm for those videotaping.)

Community Volunteer Opportunities:

**Henson Robinson Zoo’s teen volunteer program, called PAWZ, is looking for individuals with  willing to attend monthly PAWZ meetings and volunteer for one shift of their choice per month.  Interested students must complete an application and submit it to the Zoo’s Education Department.  Applications may be obtained from the school office or Henson Robinson Zoo.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Possibility

Bible Verse:  Matthew 19:26,  “and looking at them, Jesus said to them, ‘With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Chocolate Cake and Lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option: Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

Friday’s Lunch Option: Chick-fil-A, $5 per meal ($5 extra sandwich)

  1. LLCC visits today and SIU-E on Friday during lunches.
  2. The band will have a 7:15am rehearsal on THURSDAY morning. This is a change from yesterday’s announcement.
  3. The fall play Tech Crew will meet with the director on Wednesday from 4 to 5pm.
  4. Honor Card applications are now being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until 3:05pm tomorrow.
  5. If you worked at the LuHi Brunch, you need to get your Service Hour form completed and signed by Mrs. Haynes no later than Friday!  Since there was a one-time only, double service hour offer, you need to get your forms completed and turned in to take advantage of the offer.
  6. The LuHi Blood Drive is this Friday from 8:30-11am.  16 year old students must have a parent signed permission form.  The sign up sheet is in the office. We still need cookies! This is an easy opportunity for service hours and gives those who can’t donate a chance to help with the blood drive.
  7. The Leadership Team is hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  Orders will be taken on Thursday.

Football Update:

It is "post-season" play-off time!   Our Rocket/Crusader football team won their last game of the season on Friday qualifying them for "post-season" play.  Their first post-season game will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Maroa-Forsyth High School North of Decatur. There are plans at Routt Catholic High School to have a caravan of fans going to the game.  Additional information will be forthcoming. The Jacksonville Routt-Springfield Lutheran football team would like to thank everyone for their support this season. It has truly been exciting.

And this just in...Routt is taking orders for football play off apparel, but orders are due by the end of the day TODAY.  If anyone wants one, T-shirts are $10, long-sleeved T-shirts are $15, and sweatshirts are $20.  Give your order with size(s) to Mrs. McCulley (k.mcculley@spiluhi.org) by 3pm TODAY.  Due to the very short notice, money may be turned in to Mrs. McCulley by noon on Friday.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks before school tomorrow morning.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigals - 3:10pm

Speech Team practice - 3:10-4:00pm

Play rehearsal - 4-6pm

Volleyball - IHSA Regional play vs. Franklin @ Greenview - 6:30pm.  Come support our Lady Crusaders...it’s a WHITE OUT!!!!


Service Hour Opportunities:

**Baking cookies for LuHi Blood Drive.  Sign up in the school office. The number of Service Hours for baking

   is listed on the back of the Service Hour form.

**Load & unload boxes @ Trinity Grade School on Saturday starting at 8:15am.  See Mrs. Gilman.

**Taking tickets for the 7th & 8th grade Girls State Volleyball Tournament on Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 3rd & 4th, at LLCC, The Gym & the 8th Street Gym.  See Mrs. Gilman to sign up for a time slot.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 22, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Possibility

Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 32:17,  “Ah Lord God!  Behold, You have made the heavens and the Earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm: Nothing is too difficult for You.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Chocolate Cake and Lemonade, $4

  1. Shopper’s Blessings orders are due to Mrs. Haynes by 11:45am today.
  2. Thank you to all who donated, worked, ate at, and prayed for the Lutheran High Brunch.  It was a wonderful time of family, fellowship and food.
  3. A representative from the Blood Center will be here at lunchtime today to answer any questions you may have about donating and to sign students up.
  4. LLCC visits tomorrow and SIU-E on Friday during lunches.
  5. The band will have an 8:00am rehearsal on Wednesday morning.
  6. The fall play Tech Crew will meet with the director on Wednesday at 4pm.
  7. The LuHi Blood Drive is this Friday from 8:30-11am.  16 year old students must have a parent signed permission form which may be picked up from the school office or found under “Forms” on the school website.  The sign up sheet is in the office.
  8. The Leadership Team is hosting a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  Orders will be taken on Thursday.
  9. Reminder...there is no eating or drinking allowed in the Commons, Tech Lab, Chapel, Great Hall, or classrooms.  All food and drinks must stay in the cafeteria.
  10. Are you interested joining Scholastic Bowl?  Do you know what Scholastic Bowl is? It’s almost Schol Bowl time.  If you are interested in playing or if you just need to know what it is, see Mrs. Devine.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks at break today.

Volleyball Update:

The Varsity Volleyball team went 4-0 and were bracket champions at the Quincy Notre Dame Tournament over the weekend.  Congrats, ladies!!

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigals - 3:10pm

Play rehearsal - 4-6pm

Service Hour Opportunities:

**Baking cookies for LuHi Blood Drive.  Sign up in the school office. The number of Service Hours for baking

   is listed on the back of the Service Hour form.

**Load & unload boxes @ Trinity Grade School on Saturday, Oct. 27th starting at 8:15am.  See Mrs. Gilman.

**New volunteer opportunity...volunteers needed to take tickets for the 7th & 8th grade Girls State Volleyball

   Tournament.  Dates are Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 3rd & 4th, at LLCC, The Gym & the 8th Street Gym.  See

   Mrs. Gilman to sign up for a time slot.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 19, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Hardship

Bible Verse:  1 Peter 5:8,  “Be alert and sober of mind.  Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

  1. Remember your LuHi Brunch workshift this weekend.  We are counting on everyone to be there and on time for your shift.  
  2. Locker rooms will close at 3:30 today.  Please remove all items you will need for the weekend BEFORE they close.
  3. Teachers - 2 things: the volleyball team will be leaving for their tournament after 7th hour today, and  please have students bring the chairs from your rooms to the gym after your last class.
  4. Cheer practice is cancelled for Saturday.
  5. Last chance to pick up your Senior Night poster.  They will be recycled at 3:10pm today.
  6. LLCC visits on Tuesday and SIU-E next Friday during lunches.
  7. Fast and Furious Friday Frenzy:  Yearbooks. On. Sale. Now. yearbookforever.com.  Get. Yours. Today.
  8. Leadership Team Leaders and teams need to listen up.  Meeting locations have changed since yesterday…….

     Teams 1, 2, 3, & 13 …  Go to the Chapel at Leadership time

     Teams 4, 5, & 6  … Go to the Cafeteria

     Teams 7, 8, & 9  … Go to the Great Hallway by the wall of windows

     Teams 10, 11 & 12  … Meet inside at the East Entrance Doors, by the Guidance Office

Volleyball Update:

The Volleyball Team traveled to Edinburg last night to solidify the conference championship.  The girls dominated both sets winning 25-12, 25-15. The Lady Crusaders are back in action this weekend at the competitive Quincy Notre Dame tournament.

Tonight’s Activities:

Play rehearsal - 4-6pm

Varsity Volleyball in Quincy Notre Dame Tourney vs. Mendon Unity at 5:30 and Brown County at 6:30 both matches at Mendon Unity.

Final regular season Football game vs. West Central Co-op in Winchester - 7pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Varsity Volleyball in Quincy Tourney

Cross Country IHSA Regional Meet @ Liberty - 10am

Sunday’s Activity:

The LuHi BRUNCH - 9:30-1:00!!!!!!

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior David L. in Spanish for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive attitude.

Junior Emili P. in Religion for classroom excellence and in Spanish for excellent class participation, consistent positive attitude, and excellent academic performance.

Sophomore Erin B. in Religion for excellent achievement and class participation.

Freshman Sydney B. for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and major improvement in attitude and/or academics in Spanish.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Sophomore Zach F. in cross country for finishing 5th overall at Liberty last week in wet, nasty conditions and for bringing his best to every practice.

Sophomore Erin B. in volleyball for her consistency and power this past week and for always giving thanks to her team and coaches.  

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Hardship

Bible Verse:  Psalm 34:19,  “The righteous person may have troubles but the Lord delivers him from them all.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Lauren L.

  1. Leadership Team Leaders will meet at lunch today.
  2. MacMurray College will be here at lunch.
  3. Cheer practice is cancelled for today AND Saturday.
  4. As bargain hunters, we love a good sale.  Right now, receive a $10 discount on your 2019 yearbook by ordering before Christmas.  Place your order online at yearbookforever.com and choose to customize your book to your taste. Save some bank!  And besides, you never know when your high school yearbook might be used as consideration in a future job....so you better get one to study before you graduate!!!!
  5. There are still 7 Senior Night posters in the school office.  Pick yours up by the end of school tomorrow or it will be recycled.
  6. Upcoming post-graduate visits:   LLCC on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd and SIU-E on Friday, Oct. 26th… All visits are listed on the school’s online calendar.  If you just want to see post-graduate visits only, click “View Schedules” on the right side of the screen and then select “College Visits”.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigal practice - 3:10pm

Speech Team practice - 3:10-4:00

Play rehearsal - 4-6pm

Girls Basketball Open Gym - 3:30-5:00pm

JV/V Volleyball @ Edinburg High School beginning at 6:15pm

Service Hour Opportunities:

**Baking cookies for LuHi Blood Drive.  Sign up in the school office.

**Load & unload boxes @ Trinity Grade School on Saturday, Oct. 27th starting at 8:15am.  See Mrs. Gilman.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Hardship

Bible Verse:  Joshua 1:9,  “Have I not commanded?  Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

  1. Still looking for students who want to take advantage of the double service hour offer to help at the LuHi Brunch.  We still need students from 9:15-11:30am to help serve drinks and bus tables and from 1-4pm for clean up. Come to the school office to sign up!  We also need parent help from 11:15-1:30!!
  2. Today is the last day to apply for National Honor Society.  Applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:05pm.
  3. MacMurray College will be here during lunchtime tomorrow.
  4. The LuHi Blood Drive is Friday, Oct. 26th from 8:30-11am.  16 year old students must have a parent signed permission form which may be picked up from the school office or found under “Forms” on the school website.  The sign up sheet is in the office. There will also be a representative from the Blood Center here at lunchtime on Monday to answer any questions you may have about donating and to sign students up.
  5. Can you identify 1/4 of something?  How about $8821? One-fourth of the average price of a new car in the US in 2018.  How about 4.25 million? One fourth of the Snickers bars produced in a day. And 295 cubic miles?  One fourth of the water in Lake Michigan. Then there is $14, 763? One fourth of the median income in the US in 2017. What is $28,480?  One fourth of the cost of tuition, room & board, and fees for a year at Harvard University. This one is almost Biblical in proportion...40 days?  One fourth of the school year at LuHi! Don't be a statistic. Celebrate this quarter's end by ordering a yearbook at yearbookforever.com today!
  6. There is a 7:15am band rehearsal tomorrow morning.  All band members need to be there.
  7. Senior Night posters are in the school office.  Posters not claimed by Friday at 3:05pm will be recycled.  

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigal practice - 3:10pm

Crusader Aider meeting - 6:30pm in the cafeteria

Service Hour Opportunities:

**We are looking for students to bake cookies for the LuHi Blood Drive on Friday, Oct. 26.  Service hours are available. The rate of service hours for baking is listed on the back of the Service Hour Form.  If interested in baking cookies, please sign up in the school office.

**Two students needed to help load & unload boxes @ Trinity Grade School on Saturday, Oct. 27th starting at 8:15am.  For those taking the ACT test, this is NOT the opportunity for you. For all other interested parties, please see Mrs. Gilman.

Community Event:

The University of Illinois, Springfield invites the Springfield community to its International Festival to share an evening of cultural exhibits, artistic performances, food tasting, and more on Friday, November 2nd from 5-8pm at the Recreation and Athletic Center located on the south side of the UIS campus. This year’s theme is "One World, Different Faces.”  For more information, contact the Office of International Student Services at (217)206-6678 or e-mail iss@uis.edu.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Hardship

Bible Verse:  Romans 12:2,  “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos, toppings, puppy chow, and lemonade, $4

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Antonio’s Pizza, $2 per slice, cash only

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please dismiss the football players at 2:00pm today.  Thank you.
  2. News Flash...For this event ONLY...we are offering double service hours for all students who work any of the shifts at the LuHi Brunch.  If you have not yet signed up, we have many, many spots open on Sunday from 11:15am to 1:30pm to pour drinks and bus tables.  If you want to take advantage of this ONE TIME ONLY-Double Service Hour offer, come to the school office to sign up!
  3. National Honor Society applications are due to Mrs. Quigg by 3:05pm tomorrow; however, TODAY is THE. LAST.DAY to request a transfer of service hours from your school hours to NHS.  See Mrs. Conner in the office to initiate the transfer of hours.
  4. Both Concordia University, Nebraska and the U.S. Army will be here during lunchtime and then the University of Missouri, St. Louis will be here at 2:00pm for those who obtained a special pass.  Thursday, MacMurray College will visit.
  5. Please remind your parents that there is a Crusader Aider meeting tomorrow night at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria.
  6. The LuHi Blood Drive is Friday, Oct. 26th from 8:30-11am.  Students age 16 and older may participate; however, 16 year old students must have a parent signed permission form which may be picked up from the school office or found under “Forms” on the school website.  The sign up sheet is in the office. If you know of adults who may wish to donate, they can call the office to sign up.
  7. I bet when you were younger you liked to play Junior Spy or Secret Agent using the tricks of the trade, including invisible ink!  Wasn't it fun to write secrets and watch them disappear? How quickly did your messages fade? It reminds us that our high school memories are sometimes written in similar invisible ink.  But, not in the yearbook. Keep your memories from disappearing and order a yearbook today. Go to yearbookforever.com to place your order.  Capture your memories before they fade!
  8. Senior Night posters not claimed from the school office by Friday at 3:05pm will be recycled.  

Spanish NHS will sell snacks tomorrow morning before school.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigal practice - 3:10pm

Speech Team practice - 3:10-4:00

Play practice - 4-6pm

JV/V Volleyball at Meridian High School beginning at 6:00pm.

Community Service Opportunities:

**Henson Robinson Zoo has an opportunity for students ages 13-17 who are interested in animals, their care and conservation.  This teen volunteer program is called PAWZ, Positive Action for Wildlife at the Zoo. Participants will attend monthly PAWZ meetings to prepare for our Mission of the Month volunteer project and then sign up for a volunteer shift of their choice during the month.  Interested students must complete an application and submit it to the Zoo’s Education Department. Applications may be obtained from the school office or contact Henson Robinson Zoo for more information.

**Big Brothers, Big Sisters is always looking for volunteers for their high school mentoring program.  Requirements include being a volunteer one hour per week after school, having reliable transportation, and committing to one full year of involvement.  See Mr. Ebener in the guidance office, if you are interested.

Finally, a reminder that tomorrow is a regular 9:00am start day!

 

DAILY SHIELD

Monday, October 15, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Hardship

Bible Verse:  2 Corinthians 4:8-9,  “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”

Tomorrow’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos, toppings, puppy chow, and lemonade, $4

  1. All current members of National Honor Society will meet today during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  2. Sophomores & Juniors:  Remember that you have a guest speaker for Religion during 4th hour today.
  3. Sophomores: if you have not turned in your candle orders or money, you MUST see Mrs. Gibler this morning.
  4. Brunch is this Sunday and we still need students to sign up: 4 people for Friday set-up and 12 people to bus tables and refill drinks on Sunday from 11:15-1:30. Please sign up!
  5. Picture retakes are tomorrow at 1:00pm.
  6. National Honor Society applications are due by 3:05pm on Wednesday to Mrs. Quigg.  If you need to move service hours from your school account to NHS, you need to start that change today.  No requests to move hours will be honored on Wednesday.
  7. Illinois College is here today at lunch.  Tomorrow, both Concordia University, Nebraska and the U.S. Army will be here during lunchtime and then University of Missouri, St. Louis will be here at a special time.  If you want to meet with the University of Missouri, St. Louis representative at 2:00pm tomorrow, please get a special pass to get out of class from Mr. Ebener by noon today.  Finally, MacMurray College will be here on Thursday.
  8. The Central IL Bloodmobile will be here next Friday, Oct. 26th from 8:30-11am.  Students age 16 and older may participate; however, students aged 16 must have a parent signed permission form which may be picked up from the school office or found under “Forms” on the website.  The sign up sheet is in the office. If you know of any adults who may wish to donate, they can call the office to sign up.
  9. Are you a fan of the Road Runner cartoons?  They remind us that even though we try to be like Wile E. Coyote and plan for upcoming events, some things are just too swift, too fleeting, too fast.  BEEP! BEEP! Don't get singed by the ACME Fireworks Company at the end of the first quarter--capture school memories forever by purchasing a yearbook now.  Go to yearbookforever.com and order yours today!

Spanish NHS will sell snacks at break today.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigal practice - 3:10pm

Play practice - 4-6pm

Board of Directors - 7pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Two students needed to help load & unload boxes @ Trinity Grade School on Saturday, Oct. 27th starting at 8:15am.  Those taking the ACT test, this is NOT the opportunity for you. All other interested parties, please see Mrs. Gilman.

 

DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 12, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Friendship

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 17:17,  “a friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

Tuesday’s Lunch Option:  Tacos/Nachos, toppings, puppy chow, and lemonade, $4

Happy Birthday today to:

  1. Sophomores:  You MUST turn in your Yankee Candle orders and money to either Ms. Burch or Mrs. Gibler before you leave school today.
  2. There’s only 1 week left until the Brunch and there are still many unfilled slots on the Brunch sign up sheet in the office.  We still need 4 people for Friday set-up and 28 people to bus tables and refill drinks on Sunday from 11:15-1:30. Surely, you can find 2 hours in your Sunday to help your school.  All money raised directly impacts YOUR education!
  3. All current members of National Honor Society will meet on Monday during break in Mrs. Quigg’s room.
  4. Picture retakes are Tuesday at 1:00pm.
  5. National Honor Society applications are due by 3:05pm on Wednesday to Mrs. Quigg.  If you need to move service hours from your school account to NHS, DO NOT WAIT. You need to start that change no later than Tuesday at noon.  No requests to move hours will be honored on Wednesday.  It is your job to be prepared!
  6. There are still bags of popcorn for sale in Mrs. McCulley’s office.  Since they are bigger bags, they are $10.
  7. Bradley University will be here today and Illinois College on Monday.  On Tuesday, both Concordia University, Nebraska and the U.S. Army will be here during lunchtime and then University of Missouri, St. Louis will be here at a special time - 2:00pm - as well.  If you want to meet with the University of Missouri, St. Louis representative, please get a special pass to get out of class from Mr. Ebener no later than noon on Monday. Finally, MacMurray College will be here on Thursday.

Spanish NHS will sell snacks at break on Monday and before school on Wednesday next week.

Volleyball Update:

The Lady Crusaders came out strong to get that Dub against Morrisonville.  The girls won 25-12, 25-12. It was a fun night recognizing our seniors and honoring their commitment to their teams.  Thanks to all that came out to cheer the girls on.

Tonight’s Activities:

Play practice - 4-6pm

Service Hour Opportunity:

Our property chairman needs help on Saturday at 8am for about 2 hours laying landscaping fabric and arranging stones in the drainage ditch - he will move the stones with the tractor, they just need to be arranged.  If you have time to help and/or just need service hours, please meet at the end of the WEST parking lot at 8am with your service hour form for signature at the end of your service.

This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Savannah S. in Environmental Science for excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive effort in class or on homework.

Senior Ethan R. in Film as Literature for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership, and academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test, and consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework.

Junior Jade N. in Religion for excellent insights and participation, and in Life Skills for excellent participation.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

LuHi’s Senior Athletes for your hard work and dedication to Lutheran High School sports.  Thank You for being leaders in your sport and for your sportsmanship.  

 

DAILY SHIELD

**Update: Madrigals will rehearse at 7:15am on Friday.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Friendship

Bible Verse:  John 15:12-15,  “My command is this:  love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this: to lay one’s life down for one’s friends.”

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Teachers, please take a Chick-fil-A lunch count after announcements today for lunch tomorrow.  Thank you.
  2. Honor card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox through lunchtime today.
  3. Leadership Team Leaders will meet for lunch today in the Bio Room.
  4. Today’s cheer practice is cancelled.
  5. Sophomores:  there was a calculator found after testing yesterday in Mrs. Koopman’s class.  See Mrs. Koopman if you think the calculator is yours. Also, there is still a lost and unclaimed gift card in the office, see Mrs. Gilman for that.
  6. There are still many unfilled slots on the Brunch sign up sheet.  The Brunch only works if EVERYONE pitches in to help. 4 needed for Friday and 28 for Sunday from 11:15-1:30.  Teachers, please clean out all of your items from the refrigerators and freezers to prepare for the brunch. Thank you.
  7. Picture retakes are Tuesday at 1:00pm.  Order forms are in the office. If you ordered pictures on the first take and want them redone, you need to give your first set of prints to the photographer at the time of your retakes.
  8. National Honor Society applications are due by 3:05pm on Wednesday to Mrs. Quigg.  If you need to move service hours from your school account to NHS, DO NOT WAIT. You need to start that change no later than Tuesday at noon.  No requests to move hours will be honored on Wednesday.  It is your job to be prepared!
  9. This is the last day to order your Yankee Candles!  Sophomores, you must turn in your candle orders and money to either Ms. Burch or Mrs. Gibler BEFORE you leave school tomorrow!  
  10. St. Louis University will be here today and Bradley University will be here on Friday during lunches.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigal rehearsal - 3:10

Jester rehearsal - 3:15

Speech Team practice - 3:10-4:00

Play practice - 4-6pm

JV/V Volleyball vs. Morrisonville beginning at 6:15pm  To honor those who have lost their lives to breast cancer, those still fighting the fight, and the ongoing research to prevent the disease in the future, it’s Pink Night, so come decked out in PINK to support our Lady Crusaders.  Also, it’s Senior Night!!  Please come celebrate with the seniors of Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, and Soccer and their parents who will be honored between the JV and Varsity volleyball games for their years of dedication and service to LuHi sports.  

Service Hour Opportunity:

Our property chairman needs help on Saturday at 8am for about 2 hours laying landscaping fabric and arranging stones in the drainage ditch - he will move the stones with the tractor, they just need to be arranged.  If you have time to help and/or just need service hours, please meet at the end of the WEST parking lot at 8am with your service hour form for signature at the end of your service.

Community Opportunity:

Big Brothers, Big Sisters is looking for volunteers for their high school mentoring program.  Requirements include being a volunteer one hour per week after school, having reliable transportation, and committing to one full year of involvement.  See Mr. Ebener in the guidance office, if you are interested.

 

DAILY SHIELD

**Updated announcement - - Leadership will host a Chick-fil-A lunch this Friday.  Orders will be taken after announcements tomorrow!**

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Friendship

Bible Verse:  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10,  “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either one of them fall down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has noone to help them up.”

NO Lunch Today - dismissal after tests

Happy Birthday today to:  Sophomore Natalie S.

  1. Honor card applications are being accepted in Mrs. Hennig’s mailbox until lunchtime on Thursday.
  2. Leadership Team Leaders will meet for lunch tomorrow in the Bio Room.
  3. We still need a LOT of help for the LuHi Brunch on Oct. 21st.  There are still 8 slots on Friday, 2 on Saturday, 8 on Sunday from 9-11:30am, 24 slots still need filled for the 11:15-1:30 time (this is the busiest time and we need students to serve drinks and bus tables!), and 8 needed for cleanup from 1-4pm.  Please sign up in the school office TODAY for a shift or two.
  4. Mrs. Quigg is accepting applications for National Honor Society.  Qualifying Juniors and Seniors may now submit proper forms until 3:05pm on Wed., Oct. 17th.
  5. Tomorrow is Senior Night for Fall Sports.  Please come celebrate with the seniors of Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, and Soccer and their parents in between the JV and Varsity volleyball games.
  6. Picture retakes are next Tuesday at 1:00pm.  Order forms are in the office. If you ordered pictures on the first take and want them redone, you need to give your first set of prints to the photographer at the time of your retakes.
  7. There is only 3 days left to order your Yankee Candles!  See a sophomore to place your order. Sophomores, if you are turning in your orders today, take them to MISS BURCH.  On Thursday and Friday, you may turn them in to either Mrs. Gibler or Miss Burch. Thanks and sell those candles!  
  8. St. Louis University will be here tomorrow and Bradley University will be here on Friday during lunches.

Tonight’s Activities:

Play practice - 4-5:30pm

 

DAILY SHIELD

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Friendship

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 18:24,  “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

Today’s Lunch Option:  2 hot dogs on bun, baked beans, chips, carrots & dip, chocolate chip cookie & lemonade, $4

NO Lunch Tomorrow - dismissal after tests

Happy Birthday today to:  

  1. Shoppers Blessings are due to Mrs. haynes by 11:45am today.
  2. Tomorrow is an 8AM start for testing which is scheduled from 8am to approximately 11:30am.  Some tests may go a bit longer. Seniors will report to the cafeteria,  Juniors to Mr. Kammerlohr's room, Sophomores to Mrs. Koopman's classroom, and Freshmen are split between Mr. Bulava's and Mrs. Quigg's rooms.  Freshmen, you will report to the same room you ate in last Wednesday. Everyone should be in their assigned area BEFORE 8:00am.  You need to bring: ~ at least 2 sharpened #2 pencils with erasers, a calculator, and something to read in case you finish a test early.  What you can NOT bring:  your cell phone.  Turn it OFF and leave it LOCKED in your locker.  Please make transportation arrangements to leave the school property after your test is complete (between 11:30 and noon).  Only the volleyball girls have permission to stay after their test as they have practice.
  3. We still need a LOT of help for the LuHi Brunch on Oct. 21st.  There are still 8 slots on Friday, 2 on Saturday, 8 on Sunday from 9-11:30am, 24 slots still need filled for the 11:15-1:30 time (this is the busiest time and we need students to serve drinks and bus tables!), and 8 needed for cleanup from 1-4pm.  Please sign up in the school office TODAY for a shift or two.
  4. Mrs. Quigg is accepting applications for National Honor Society. Qualifying Juniors and Seniors may now submit proper forms until 3:05pm on Wed., Oct. 17th.
  5. Thursday is Senior Night for Fall Sports.  Please come celebrate with the seniors and their parents of Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, and Soccer in between the JV and Varsity volleyball games.  Seniors, please complete your questionnaire and return it to the school office ASAP.
  6. Picture retakes are next Tuesday at 1:00pm.  Order forms are in the office.
  7. There is only 4 days remaining in the Sophomore Yankee Candle Fundraiser!  See a sophomore to place your order. Sophomores, if you are turning in your orders today or tomorrow, take them to MISS BURCH.  Do not turn them into Ms. Wilson; on Thursday and Friday, you may turn them in to either Mrs. Gibler or Miss Burch. Thanks and sell those candles!  
  8. St. Louis University will be here on Thursday and Bradley University will be here on Friday during lunches.

Spanish NHS is NOT selling healthy snacks tomorrow morning.  It is important for you to arrive in your assigned classrooms early for testing.

Football Update:

Congratulations to the Routt/LuHi co-op football team on their defeat of Mendon/Unity 36-26 on Friday night.

Tonight’s Activities:

Madrigal practice - 3:10

Speech Team practice - 3:10-4:00

Girls basketball open gym - 3:30-5:00pm

Play practice - 4:00-6:00pm

JV/V Volleyball at Home vs. Hartsburg-Emden beginning at 6:15pm   The theme is School Spirit. Dress all out in crazy blue and white.  Your school spirit blue & white outfit and your school spirit attitude can win you Crusader Cash!

For tomorrow’s Announcements and Activities, see the TV monitors in the Commons before or after your testing tomorrow.  Parents, the announcements will still be added to the website as always.


DAILY SHIELD

Friday, October 5, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Spirit

Bible Verse:  Psalm 51:10,  “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Senior Lexi H and Junior Jade N

           and on Monday to:  Senior Garrett D

  1. For Leadership time today, go to your assigned leadership classrooms.
  2. Student volunteers are greatly needed to pour drinks and bus tables for the LuHi Brunch on Sunday, October 21st.  18 spots still remain for the 9:15-11:30am shift and 25 for the 11:15-1:30 shift. These shifts must be covered for the brunch to be successful.  There are also available slots for the clean up crew from 1-4pm. The sign up sheet is now in the school office. Please stop by and sign up for a shift or two today.  For those seniors in dire need of hours, this is almost 7 hours of service time!
  3. Qualifying Junior and Senior students who want to apply for National Honor Society may now submit proper forms to Mrs. Quigg in Timothy.  Forms are due by 3:05pm on Wednesday, October 17th. Please contact Mrs. Quigg with questions.
  4. Wednesday is an 8AM start for school-wide national, standardized testing.  Testing is scheduled from 8am to approximately 11:30AM.  Some tests may go a bit longer. You will need to bring: ~ at least 2 sharpened #2 pencils with erasers ~ a calculator  ~ something to read in case you finish a test early. What you can NOT bring:  your cell phone.  Turn it OFF and leave it LOCKED in your locker.  Please make special note of this day as any appointments during these times will need to be re-arranged AND you need to make transportation arrangements to leave the school property after your test is complete (between 11:30 and noon).  Only the volleyball girls have permission to stay after their test as they have practice.
  5. Mrs. McCulley has small bags of kettlecorn in her office for $5 per bag.  If interested, stop by her office.
  6. All girls interested in playing basketball, please meet Coach Mead in the gym this afternoon for a quick meeting. We will be done by 3:30.
  7. Don’t forget to order your Yankee Candles!  This is their big sale to fund next year’s prom.  See a sophomore to order your candles, car jars and Thanksgiving and Christmas decorator items.  Sophomores, you have one week remaining for Yankee candle sales. Orders and money are due to Ms. Burch or Mrs. Gibler by noon on Friday, October 12.  Do not leave orders or money with a substitute teacher. You must hand all money and orders directly to one of your sponsors. Also, you must turn in receipts for any on-line orders in order to get credit for your sales.

Volleyball Update:

The girls traveled down the street to play SHG in a non-conference match-up.  The girls would not disappoint - coming out strong and battling every point. They took game #1, 23-25.  Game 2, the cyclones came out with fire and took the game 25-19. Game 3, the girls came out with fire, but the SHG serving was a little too hot to handle. The girls didn’t come out with a win, but they battled to the end and showed that big 3A team that we are a force to be reckoned with and can not be taken lightly!

Tonight’s Activities:

Play practice - 3:30-5:30pm

Football @ Mendon Unity - 7:00pm

Saturday’s Activities:

Soccer IHSA Regional game at Home vs. Macomb - 10:00am

Cross Country at Liberty High School - 10:30am


This week’s Academic Spotlight shines on:

Senior Josh B. in Environmental Science for consistent positive attitude and effort in class or on homework, and excellent academic performance on a single project, assignment, or test.

Junior Maddie R. for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership and academic performance on a single project, assignment or test, and consistent positive attitude in Spanish.  Also in Advance PE and Religion for positive attitude and coming to class ready to work.

Sophomore Ty G. in Spanish for excellent class participation, behavior, leadership and academic performance on a single project, assignment or test, and consistent positive attitude.

This week’s Athletic Spotlight shines on:

Junior Brett D. in soccer for his goals vs. Beardstown and Macon. Brett has been working hard all year and is willing to play any position to help the team.

Sophomore Elizabeth E. in Cross Country for always giving her best in practice, in meets, and to her team no matter what adversity she may be facing.

Junior Mikayla S. in Volleyball for being willing to play any role for the team; for stepping up, playing consistently, and bringing energy in the SHG game; and for always thinking of the team first!

Reminder that Monday is Columbus Day, so No School!!!  Enjoy your day off and get some rest since we have 8am start days Tuesday through Friday next week!

 

DAILY SHIELD

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Word of the Week is:  Spirit

Bible Verse:  John 6:63,  “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.”

Happy Birthday today to:  Junior Anamarie D.

  1. Leadership Team Leaders will meet today for lunch in the Bio room.
  2. There was a gift card found.  If you lost yours, please come to the school office.
  3. Student Council is hosting a dress down day tomorrow for $1.
  4. Student volunteers are greatly needed for the LuHi Brunch on Sunday, October 21st.  18 spots still remain for the 9:15-11:30am shift, 26 for the 11:15-1:30 shift, and 20 for the 1-4pm shift.  Proceeds from the brunch directly benefit YOU and ALL hands are needed to make the Brunch happen. Sign up with Mrs. Haynes today to do your part.
  5. The Sophomore Yankee Candle fundraiser is still ongoing.
  6. Applications for membership in National Honor Society are being accepted.  Qualifying Junior and Senior students may now submit proper forms to Mrs. Quigg in Timothy.  Forms are due by 3:05pm on Wednesday, October 17th. Please contact Mrs. Quigg if you have any questions.
  7. The Central Illinois Bloodmobile will be here on Friday, October 26 for a Lutheran High School blood drive.  Students age 16 and up are encouraged to participate. 16 year olds need a parent signed permission slip to donate.  You may get a permission slip from the office or on the website under “Forms.” Any parent or congregation member may participate as well.  Just call the school office to schedule a time.

Soccer Update:

The Crusaders returned to home action vs. Macon Meridian and put on a great show on senior day for a 2-0 victory.  LuHi was on it from the get go and created numerous chances, but did not find the back of the net till 2 minutes left in the half when Junior J.T. W. made a great through pass that Senior Russell C. finished. In the 2nd half Senior Josh B. had an assist on a goal by Junior Brett D.  Freshman Adam A. helped post the 13th shutout on the season. Congratulations to the following s